Dropkicked Fan Defends the Story So Far; Toronto Venue Bans Band from Returning
Published Apr 13, 2016Yesterday (April 12), footage emerged of the Story So Far frontman Parker Cannon dropkicking a female fan off the stage while she was taking a selfie during the band's Toronto show at the Mod Club on April 10.
The band have yet to comment on the situation, but both the fan who was forcefully booted from the stage and the venue have spoken out — taking totally opposite stances.
A woman named Becca Ilic identified herself as the selfie-taking concertgoer in the video via a Facebook comment. In the post, she explained, "I was at the show, got up on stage and tried to take a stupid snapchat video of me jumping in the crowd. I was drunk and my phone wasn't working properly to load the app so I stood there longer than I had anticipated."
She apologized to the band and the audience, and continued: "As expected at all hardcore shows, Parker was going with the flow and just hyping up the crowd so he kicked me off the stage. It was all in good fun in my opinion, and it wasn't even a hard kick, just like a push or nudge... I laughed when I fell into the crowd and I kept rocking out."
She went on: "I just want to set the record straight that I'm fine and I hope this doesn't change anyone's opinion on the band."
You can see a screenshot of the full comment below.
The venue, meanwhile, has banned the group from playing at the Mod Club in the future. Manager Jorge Dias told CBC, "We are appalled by the actions of the singer. That was a very cowardly act."
The pop-punk band are currently scheduled to continue their North American tour in Des Moines, IA, tonight (April 13), with another string of Canadian dates set for next week.