DMX Fan Tries To Give Rapper “Welcome Back” Hug During Show

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I don’t know about you, but I think most concert fans don’t have evil intentions.

Most of us just want to spread love, escape and have a good time during a concert.

But sometimes what happens is that we get so worked up and emotional at a show that we just can’t contain ourselves.

And believe me, I know the live concert experience can make us do a wide range of crazy things, even when there’s no “external substances” flowing through our bodies.

In response to the natural emotional surge that live music generates within us we’ve been known to …


rush the stage,

cause earthquakes,

fight each other,

flash someone else’s police badge,

cut ourselves,

get creative,

do Harry Potter chants,

tweet what we love/hate,

grieve and mourn,

return Rolex watches,

try to sneak drugs in and get caught,

get married,

make documentary films,

create complaint choirs,

get really scared,

start dancing swarms,

and celebrate our weirdness.

Those are just a few of the things that concerts can make us do. And when I read this TMZ DMX story, initially, like most of us, I thought the worst too.

But then I thought… what if the fan was simply so overjoyed to see DMX back on stage that he just wanted to give DMX a big “welcome back” hug and not a harmful headlock?

Of course, there’s always several complex perspectives to this kind of fan behavior. And as of today, we really don’t know much about this DMX fan or why he jumped up on stage.

So why do we automatically assume he had malicious intentions?

We just never know until we actually talk with the fan to get his side of the story.

This DMX situation also makes me wonder if it was a crafty pre-meditated publicity plot to generate some DMX concert buzz.

I say that because the fan just easily popped up on stage, did his attempted headlock/hug and then security grabbed him and DMX went right on with the show as if he knew it was coming.

Anything is possible and the psychological subplots to the live music experience are so fascinating to uncover, which is why we love exploring and experimenting with this stuff.

How ‘Bout You?

Were you at this DMX show? What’s the funniest, weirdest, craziest fan behavior you’ve seen? What do you think of concert fan behavior?

Share your concert experiences and thoughts in the comments below, on Twitter @livefixmedia, on Facebook or call the concert fan hotline at 773-609-4341, and we’ll include your stories in a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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Fan Gets Arrested After Flashing Cop Badge To Get Better Seat At Concert


Well, now this Orlando fan is either really smart, or not so smart. I’m going with the latter.

And maybe this creative fan could’ve helped this police-badge-flashing fan be a little more ingenious with his plan to get a better seat.

According to Pollstar:

“…a central Florida sheriff’s deputy is on administrative duty pending an investigation into a friend’s use of his badge to get better seats at a concert.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says the man flashed the badge to get better seats at the House of Blues in Orlando. According to an arrest report, the man told deputies he wasn’t a law enforcement officer, but his friend William Ross is.”

Have you ever heard of anyone else doing this? And we’re definitely going to add this fan to our ongoing fan’s behaving badly experiment.

What’s the craziest story you’ve ever heard of a fan trying to get a better seat? Share you story in the comments below and we’ll feature it on a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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Loyal Slayer Fans Armed With Scalpels At Live Shows?


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It is true that metal fans are often crazier than the band? Are metal fans more prone to behaving badly than other concert fans? Let’s start the weekend off right and see if this is true by looking at how a Slayer fan used a scalpel at a live show.
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Live Fix Featured In The Wall Street Journal’s Live Music “Field Guide”


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Hi Everybody! I have some great news! Today John Jurgensen of the Wall Street Journal featured Live Fix in “A Field Guide To Live Music Online” and in his “Is Video Killing the Concert Vibe” article.
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Lady Sovereign's Got Me Thinking 'Bout Fan Behavior


We all waited nearly two hours for a 45 minutes set. So there was a lot of time to kill before Lady Sovereign’s show on Feb 4 at the Logan Square Auditorium.

Her show was well work the wait. But in order to make the wait appear shorter during the snooze-worthy DJ sets, I jotted down a bunch of questions about fan non-verbal behavior.

The way Lady Sov performed and the way fans responded to “So Human” calls to mind the behavioral side of concertgoing.

So I’d like to share with you a short list of my questions I wondered about before, during and after the show:

What are some ways you entertain yourself while waiting for a headliner?

When was the last time you didn’t check your cell phone or text a friend while waiting for a headliner?

Why isn’t there more communication among fans (the ones you didn’t come with) before a show starts?

How much do we depend on non-verbal to communicate with each other before and during the show? And is that non-verbal communication more important to us than the show itself?

Have any questions of your own?

I look forward to your responses. In the meantime here’s the “So Human” video and some front row live fan cell phone footage from the concert:

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