Boston punk band Street Dogs were playing a show in Anaheim when it was interrupted by a group of neo-Nazis during the final song. Guitarist Lenny Lashley wasn’t about to let his audience’s Saint Patrick’s Day be ruined, and he jumped into the crowd and a riot ensued. Here’s what the band’s Mike McColgan says about the melee via Facebook:
At this time I would like to officially address what happened in Anaheim. Last night at our show in Anaheim at the House Of Blues while we were playing our song Final Transmission for a dear departed fan and friend of ours USMC Jordan Stanton we noticed a group of Neo nazis rough housing and intimidating our fans and throwing up sieg heil salutes in the air. Their very presence, their hateful,bigoted and ignorant ideology is odious to us and completely unacceptable. We with fans, friends and the assistance of security removed them from the crowd and in the process of mitigating them out some of us sustained superficial injuries. We can attribute those injuries only being superficial in nature to the House Of Blues and their exceptional staff, our fans and our friends. After they were removed we continued with our show and finished the show without incident. In closing we submit this no neo nazis are allowed
at our shows. We have always believed in equality and that all people are created equal. We will not suffer or tolerate bigotry in any manifestation. PERIOD!!!!
So there you have it. Don’t be a douche at a Street Dogs show and maybe the guitarist won’t kick your ass.