Band’s lead singer has the best response to concert heckler

There are a few easy ways to piss people off at concerts: Spending the entire time on your phone, refusing to dance, and heckling. The only way to guarantee that everyone else has a bad time, however, is to throw things at the performers.

During a concert by The Specials on Nov. 22, someone in the audience decided to try exactly that, lobbing a beer can at the band—but lead singer Terry Hall wasn’t having any of it. 

Hall immediately called a halt to his set and launched into an extraordinarily foul-mouthed—and justified—tirade at his assailant, as the crowd roared approvingly.

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“Look at it this way,” the 55-year-old singer explained afterward. “Tomorrow, I’m at B&Q, I’m queuing up to pay, there’s a girl on the [expletive] cashier—and I lob a [expletive] can at her.” 

We should commend Hall for standing up to his hecklers and refusing to take the beer can in silence. His lesson, however, was likely lost on the can-thrower, who had already been bundled out of the building by security.

H/T Reddit | Screengrab via Through The Years Terry Hall/YouTube

Rob Price

Rob Price

Rob Price is a technology and politics reporter who served as the U.K.-based morning editor for the Daily Dot until 2014. He now works as the news editor for Business Insider, and his work has appeared in Vice, Slate, the Washington Post, and the Independent.