Overzealous Security Guard Grabs Mic at Show to Berate Audience

It seems a security guard at The Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas, shoved a concertgoer back from the stage before grabbing the microphone to chastise the audience during a performance by the hardcore band Terror last Friday (May 5), as fan-captured video shows.

Terror is currently on tour across the U.S. with The Black Dahlia Murder. The video of the overzealous security guard, shared on social media by a musician named Jay Webster, the lead vocalist of the Texas band UNITYTX, is now going viral on Twitter.

See the clip down toward the bottom of this post.

Following the show, Terror said the venue “easily has the worst security this band has encountered.” Videos from The Black Dahlia Murder’s set also draw attention to what looked like a disappointing response to moshers and crowd surfers.

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In the video, a crowd-surfing concertgoer appears to be trying to get onstage to do a stage dive — a common occurrence at hardcore shows. The security guard in front of the stage pushes them back into the audience. Terror frontman Scott Vogel throws his mic out toward the fan — another common occurrence at hardcore shows. The security guard reels the mic back in before saying into it, “I don’t think so.”

Other musicians have re-shared the clip. Knocked Loose‘s Bryan Garris re-tweeted the video and added, “Security guard at hc/metal show that has never seen a hc/metal show is the dumbest shit of all time. Fuck them all.”

See other reactions, including the one from Terror, below.

Under those, see Terror’s remaining North American tour dates with The Black Dahlia Murder. The trek includes supporting bands Frozen Soul, Fuming Mouth and Phobophilic.

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Security Guard During Terror’s Set – May 5, 2023


The Black Dahlia Murder, Terror, Frozen Soul, Fuming Mouth + Phobophilic Spring 2023 North American Tour Dates

May 8 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
May 10 – Mesa, Ariz. @ The Nile
May 11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Belasco Theater
May 12 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
May 13 –  Berkeley, Calif. @ UC Theatre
May 14 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
May 16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Depot
May 18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre
May 19 – Portland, Ore. @ Rosalind Theater
May 20 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw
May 22 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
May 23 – Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theatre
May 25 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Park Theatre
May 26 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theatre

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