Butthole Surfers Gig Ends In Attack On Sound Guy

Butthole Surfers Gig Ends In Attack On Sound Guy
Last night's (July 29) Butthole Surfers show at Webster Hall in NYC ended in confusion and some chaos when Gibby Haynes allegedly attacked the sound guy after sound problems got the best of the front-man.

According to Brooklyn Vegan, after complaining about the low-volume monitors, "Gibby walked over and punched him and/or threw a bottle at him. Next thing you know, security escorts Gibby off the stage mid-song. Nobody really knew what was going on. The band continued to play for at least one more song, and then left in a proper manner with lots of applause and high fives to the front row. Everyone started going crazy (in a good and drunken way), demanding an encore. It's not often you hear the crowd actually scream for a band to come back. We're all so spoiled. We just assume they always will. Of course there was the confusion about the way Gibby made his exit, and that was probably why people were chanting 'Gibby' even louder and longer than usual."

From that point, security guards and a "kid" began clearing up the gear, when "all of a sudden Genesis P-Orridge [Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV] saunters on stage and strangely had people shouting louder, but was also telling people to be silent. Security then pulled Genesis off the stage and more and more security filled it up. Finally the video guy came back to grab his laptop and turn off the projections (which by the way had still been running along with background music that whole time). The lights were also still off. I was close to the video guy and he was one who told me the show was over because Gibby got arrested. I guess he won't be DJing at the afterparty."

Soon after cups were tossed on stage, security manhandled a kid trying to grab the set list, and well, a riot didn't occur. An update on the blog says Haynes wasn't actually arrested just ejected from the gig. Prefix, which also reported on the event, added: "Gibby later showed up at the afterparty at the Beauty Bar to DJ, acting like nothing had happened. Guess that means he wasn't arrested, contrary to brooklynvegan's speculation. And all the while Paul Leary stood there with a smirk on his face."

Butthole Surfers live in 1985