Ever seen a show that was so good that you just had to get hammered and try to board the band’s tour bus to thank them? Exactly. Well, we’re not the only ones.
28-year-old Kevin Knoblich of Atlanta was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct Saturday night after getting into an altercation with Third Eye Blind’s manager on their tour bus. According to reports, police were called to Georgia Theatre after receiving reports of a fight, and after arrival they found Knoblich rocking a ripped polo with witnesses saying “He’s the problem.” #TFM We’ve all been there, Kevin.
Per the Athens Banner-Herald:
The manager, Lucas McNees, reportedly said after Knoblich was told to leave the bus, Knoblich stood outside yelling and cursing at the band, according to the report, and then refused to leave the area when told to by Georgia Theatre staffers.
Love that move. The old get-denied-by-the-band-so-you-take-it-personally-and-cause-a-scene maneuver is timeless. It’s how I imagine our own Will deFries will go down should he ever be in the same building as Kid Rock. The same thing basically happened to me during SXSW after I ended up backstage at a Bud Light event. This is me behind Hannibal Buress’s hand.
I didn’t get arrested, but he did let me know how much he appreciated me taking a pic with him.
Look. I’m betting that when my man Kevin heard “Jumper” he was damn near moved to tears. Those songs just really strike a chord with guys like us, so I can completely understand wanting to thank the band in person. I’m pretty sure we all blared “How’s It Gonna Be” after getting dumped at some point in our lives. Sure, Knoblich ALLEGEDLY got “too close” to the manager after admittedly entering the bus without an invitation, but the dude’s just living his dream. At the end of the day, aren’t bands supposed to be playing music for the fans? .
[via Athens Banner-Herald]