Slipknot: See Security Mistake Tortilla Man for Fan and Try to Eject Him From Show | Revolver

Slipknot: See Security Mistake Tortilla Man for Fan and Try to Eject Him From Show

Slipknot percussionist almost didn't make it back to the stage in Guadalajara
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Slipknot's Michael Pfaff (AKA Tortilla Man)
photograph by RAS_Visual

Slipknot's masks look cool as fuck, but sometimes, wearing identity-concealing visages can cause unwanted trouble. During the band's recent performance in Guadalajara, Mexico (December 5th), percussionist Michael "Tortilla Man" Pfaff was grabbed by security and nearly ejected from the show after being mistaken for a rogue fan trying to climb onstage. 

In video of the action captured by a fan in the front row, the Maggot wrote (in Spanish, but translated into English by Revolver), "Security tries to stop a fan who wanted to go on stage, but it turned out to be a member of Slipknot."

The minute-long video clip begins with security swarming around Tortilla Man, yanking him and preparing to throw him out of the venue like he was some kind of ruffian trying to worm his way up onto the Iowa Nine's territory — which did actually happen earlier this year, so there is a precedent for that kind of mischief. 

However, after a few seconds, it appeared that the Knot's newest member was able to convince security he was actually a member of the band, and they let him climb back up onstage while Shawn "Clown" Crahan looked down at the guards with a look of, "What the fuck are you doing?" 

Tortilla Man actually saw the video on Instagram and left a comment offering an explanation of why he was down there in the first place. "I'm not doing their job!," he wrote. "I was just trying to get to the Maggots that couldn't see me. Maggots4life." 

So the guy nearly got tackled and thrown out of his own show by security — all for the fans. That's some real deal shit. See the video below.