Smash Mouth’s lead vocalist Steve Harwell had a major meltdown when pieces of bread were thrown at him during the finale for Taste of Fort Collins, an all ages family events in Colorado. It all started with free bread a vendor was giving outand drunk people throwing it at the stage. This caused Smash Mouth frontman to freak the fuck out, going off on the crowd for three minutes straight and threatening to go out in the crowd and beat people up. A security guard had to hold Harwell back, and he left stage before the encore. All this happened, amazingly, while the rest of the band was attempting to play “All Star,” which only makes the whole thing more glorious. Below, watch a fan-made video of the freakout and read the complete text of Harwell’s beautiful meltdown.
You throw one more piece of shit on fuckin’ stage, I’m gonna come find your ass, I’m gonna beat your ass, whoever the fuck you are out there. You wanna be a badass? Come up here. Come on. Come be a badass up here. Come on! Come onstage! Come onstage, badass! Come on! Come onstage! You bring your ass onstage, whoever’s throwing shit at me! I’ma tell you right now, I will beat the fuck out of you. OK? You’re a pussy punk bitch. OK? You’re ruining the show for thousands of people right now. Because I’m going to walk offstage, and guess what? You’re paying for it, motherfucker. OK? Come on, somebody throw one more thing at me right now! I’m gonna find you. [Security restrains him.] If you’re a man and you throw something at me right now, I’m gonna walk out there, and I’m gonna beat the fucking shit out of you. You little pussy bitches. Little pussy bitches.
It’s a good thing that security guard was there. Otherwise, the entire population might be dead at the hands of a berserker-raging Smash Mouth singer.