According to tweets by All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth and Boys Like Girls vocalist Martin Johnson, either a security guard or a police officer allegedly maced fans at tonight’s Bamboozle Roadshow date at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, and that the bands were “locked on their buses” for defending the crowd.
Gaskarth tweeted, “I don’t care how rowdy a crowd of kids are, there is absolutely no excuse for the police at SIX FLAGS to spray mace in our fans faces.” He went onto say, “That kind of protocol is insane for an all ages show at a theme park. A girl who looked to be about 15 walked up to me and said she was removed from the crowd after being maced. Are you fucking kidding me? That being said, you were an absolutely incredible crowd, and that may have been one of the best shows we’ve ever had the chance to play.” All Time Low bassist Zack Merrick added, “Kids safety is the number one priority at shows and when they compromise that I draw the line.”
Boys Like Girls’ Johnson openly criticized the police officer who allegedly maced fans, saying, “you mace our fans you fucking die. bands locked on busses for defending helpless fans getting MACED for having a great time at a rock show. i dare security to come backstage.” Johnson then tweeted the name of the officer he says maced fans. He deleted the tweet.
Here a video of it.
All Time Low have been asked not to perform at tonight’s Bamboozle Roadshow stop at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.
In a series of tweets, Gaskarth said, “All Time Low won’t be performing tonight. We showed up- Banned because I stood up for our fans who were victimized by security last night. And now they’re telling the public that -WE- dropped off the show? Unbelievable. We were told that we ‘aren’t allowed to perform.’ So to all the folks coming to see us tonight, I’m deeply, deeply sorry; This was not our call.”
“Its disgusting to see that a family oriented theme park covers up their flubs by shifting the blame and hiding behind shoddy excuses. Big thanks to the park for not only condoning the macing of kids at an all ages show, but also for fabricating stories in order to ban us. I sincerely hope that karma catches up to these degenerate liars.