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Butthole Surfers concert at Webster Hall ends in near riot

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Just got back from the Butthole Surfers concert in Webster Hall, and boy, was it something special. There were problems with the monitors being turned too low throughout the night, and after about an hour and a half of performing, Gibby Haynes got fed up. He then went over to harass the sound guy, and was warned repeatedly by security. The scene erupted when Gibby reportedly threw a punch (or a bottle) at the sound guy, which may or may not have broken his nose. I didn’t see the punch thrown, but I certainly saw him get escorted off the stage, which prompted the inevitable bottle throwing from the crowd. In the Surfers first New York gig in nearly 7 years, the scene was straight out of 1987.

 

Gibby later showed up at the afterparty at the Beauty Bar to DJ, acting like nothing had happened. Guess that means he wasn’t arrested, contrary to brooklynvegan‘s speculation. And all the while Paul Leary stood there with a smirk on his face.

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