Parker Cannon, the front man of the band The Story So Far, basically dropkicked a girl off the stage while she was attempting to open her phone to film her stage dive. The Story So Far is a pop punk band and pop punk concerts are known to get very rowdy.
Here is the video of the incident:
While people’s first reaction to Parker doing this may be less than stellar, you do have to understand that people go to pop punk shows to rage. Now it may not have been right for Parker to drop kick this girl, but it also wasn’t an unwarranted action. People at these concerts go really hard. Attendees will knee others in their genitals, start mosh pits, stage dive, etc.
As you can see from the Title Fight concert gif, pop punk concerts can get pretty hectic to say the least.
The girl that got kicked actually responded on social media to the video saying that she was completely in the wrong for taking her time on stage and regardless of the situation she still had a great time right after.
“Parker was totally in the right and I would have expected nothing less, especially at that type of show lol… I was being stupid for being on stage for so long just because I wanted to film my stage dive but my phone was f***ing up and I was drunk. I know I shouldn’t have been up there for so long, or really had my phone out and I apologize to everyone for that. I’m f***ing fine and I rallied as hard as ever in the pit after that.”
Check out a picture of the original post here.
As you can see, it isn’t a big controversy and this type of occurrence is to be expected at these concerts. It’s not like the incident when Randy Blythe from Lamb of God threw a fan off the stage and then the fan landed on his head killing him.