And if they try to invade stage or interupt show...?
I'm sure it's probably happened to everyone but what do you do when there is an annoying/out of control drunk in the audience who is getting in the way of the show? Where do you draw the line? And what do you do when they try to get up on stage, grab a microphone, or fall over drunk into your monitors/speakers???
Maybe it's just the kind of places we're playing, lol, but surely this has happened to other bands too?
It's happened to us twice in the last three gigs - one time a girl came round from the side and grabbed my hat off my head, then proceeded to fall backwards onto the floor and roll around on her back. Our lead singer stopped playing/singing the song, left the stage, got the hat back then came back and we started from where we'd left off!
Then the worst one was when this drunk guy had been dancing in front of us for like the whole show - which was fine no problem. The problem came when he tripped up over his own feet and fell into our stack of speakers, knocking them over and almost killing our lead guitarist who instead of trying to catch them just dived out of the way whilst still playing and never missed a note!! Luckily the speakers were OK, but on that occasion our lead singer said over the mic "we don't mind people dancing but don't come too close to the stage, this is expensive gear and we don't want it to get broke" etc etc or something along those lines.
How about you guys...? Any good/bad stories?