Monday, June 20, 2016
Elton Launches Furious Rant at Security Guards
Elton called stewards who were trying to make fans sit down during Leicester gig as "pr***s", and threatened to storm off the stage.
Sir Elton John launched into an expletive-laden rant at security guards at his concert in Leicester this weekend, threatening to walk off stage when personnel started preventing fans from getting out of their seats and dancing.
The veteran star was performing in front of 17,000 fans at Leicestershire County Cricket Ground on Saturday night (June 11th). However, concert-goers observed Elton becoming agitated at what was going on in the front row, as stewards started instructing fans to sit down when they began standing up to dance.
“Security guards, sit down or I’m not going to do the rest of the concert and you’ll end up in f***ing trouble,” he said, interrupting his show to glower at the security staff for several minutes and threatening to walk off stage. “Now sit down you pr***s,” he allegedly said.
After a set pockmarked with interruptions, many fans were also disappointed at how early the show finished. The gig’s advertised finishing time was 10:15pm, but Elton’s last song apparently finished a full 40 minutes before that.
- Contact Music
at 10:15 PM