4 Weird Objects Thrown at Singers in Concert
Some of them are a little gross
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2014 9:37 AM CST
In this May 21, 2011 file photo, Kanye West performs at Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco.   (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)

(Newser) Really want to get the attention of a performer while attending their concert? These strange objects thrown onstage, rounded up by the Huffington Post, seem to have done the trick. A sampling:

  • A coin: Someone threw a coin at Kanye West during a Dublin concert; it didn't hit him, but West stopped performing and said, "I ain't trying to make no excuses but, some motherf---er threw a f---in' coin up here and it like threw me all the way off. Don't throw no hard s--- up here while I'm performing, seriously. You f---ed it up for everybody. I was having a perfect show, flawless victory."
  • Mud: When someone started throwing mud and grass onstage at Green Day at Woodstock in 1994, Billie Joe Armstrong just threw it right back, and soon a mud-slinging war was under way.

  • Tampons: Fortunately, the tampons thrown at Harry Styles during a One Direction show in Nottingham in 2012 were unused and still in their wrappers. Styles didn't even show much of a reaction to the strange gift.
  • An adult toy: Someone threw a dildo that hit Adam Lambert in the leg while he was performing in Ontario; Lambert just kicked it right back into the crowd.
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