The lead singer of Staind unleashed a very angry rant when he spotted a young girl being physically molested while she was crowd surfing.
Singer Aaron Lewis does not like assholes groping girls who are just trying to have fun and enjoy some crowd surfing at a concert. There's a lot of profanity in video (because you know, ROCK-N-ROLL) filmed at Rockfest 2014 so probably don't blast this on your laptop at work.
"Alright, listen up you fucking assholes. That fucking girl right there is, like, 15 fucking years old and you fucking pieces of shit are molesting her while she's on the fucking crowd," he said."Your fucking mothers should be fucking ashamed of you, you pieces of shit....If I fucking see that shit again, I swear to God, I will point you out in the crowd and have everyone around you beat your fucking ass."
Admittedly I'm not a big fan of the "I WILL BEAT YOU UP AND MAKE EVERYONE ELSE BEAT YOU UP IF YOU DON'T STOP" kind of macho stance. That's really not the best solution to dealing with the larger issue at hand. We can't always count on big strong dudes who want to protect us jumping in and beating down each and every turd ever who gropes us at a concert. Violence is not the answer. The underlying causes for this type of behavior need to be addressed on a much larger scale, and people in Lewis's position definitely have the ability and influence with their fan base to do that.
That's why I appreciate every ounce of Lewis's passion and refusal to let this kind of shit stand at one of his concerts. It's good that he called out this shitty behavior and took a hardline stance on it. Women getting groped while they are just trying to enjoy crowd surfing has been a problem for decades and it matters when members of bands speak up against it.