Don’t Bring a Selfie Stick to a Slipknot Show…Or Else
Even though senior citizens may not quite understand Slipknot’s music, the masked metal act has a huge legion of fans out there. One would have to think, then, that the law of averages would suggest some of these fans have a selfie stick.
In a new interview with NME, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor was asked for his opinion on the mobile phone, photo-taking accessory that has been widely banned across the music festival circuit. Prepare yourself – his threats don’t sound idle.
“Oh my fucking god, selfie sticks, fuck me,” said Taylor. “Whenever I see one, I’m like ‘seriously?! There’s a whole fucking industry making hundreds of thousand dollars probably every day just so we can take big fucking pictures of our own stupid faces?!'”
He continued: “It’s a dumb invention. What the fuck is wrong with us?… The stuff that really pisses me off is, really, deep down, is not so much the trivial stuff – it’s the shit that they try and fucking con us with… I would find a baseball bat – or a cricket bat in England – and I would beat the living shit out of that person probably and then I would go to jail without even being the slightest bit fucking sorry. Cuff me up, officer! I’m not trying to run, is that the van? Ok, I’ll get myself in! Just get me the fuck out of here.”
This is not the first time Taylor has lashed out against the phone-addicted culture we live in. Late last year, Taylor explained that he doesn’t have a problem destroying the phones of those who come to a Slipknot show and try to film the band from up close.
“There was this one poor girl, and god bless her, she was a fan, but at the same time, she wasn’t being very covert about it,” recalled Taylor. “So I emptied four bottles into her, and oh my God, it had to have broken her phone. And then she was just bummed for the rest of the night, and I just kept shrugging at her, going, ‘Hey, it’s a live show. Pay attention, or don’t be here.’”
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