If you've been to underground punk and metal shows recently, then you've probably noticed an influx of fans who think it's perfectly fine and normal to get onstage and start taking a selfie (or even worse, a full-on video) right next to the performer while they're in the middle of playing. As irksome and corny as it is to see from a crowdgoer's perspective, we can only imagine how distracting it is to be up their playing while some dingus is mere inches from your face trying to snap a pic as if you're the best of pals.
At a recent show, the frontman of the New York hardcore experimentalists, Show Me the Body, gave one of those selfie-mongers the violent treatment. In a video posted to their Instagram with the caption "NO DISRESPECT," some fan steps onto the stage with his phone out and appears to be filming himself vibing up there during a quiet part of the song. Instead of letting him be the center of attention for any longer, singer Julian Cashwan Pratt grimaces irritably and gives the dude a hefty shove, sending him tumbling off the side of the stage and into a monitor that falls over.
Regardless of how you feel about stage selfies, the vid is pretty damn entertaining. And it serves as a nice reminder to respect the artist's space and save the pic with your idol for after the show. Watch below.