See what he had to say below!
When asked what playing packed live shows feels like to him, Taylor says “It’s adrenaline, sex, it’s rage, it’s passion, it’s happiness … it’s all of these incredible all encompassing feelings all wrapped up into one, but it feels completely different than any of them.”
Taylor, who has been known to get frustrated with fans at shows, like the time he smacked a phone out of someone's hand, or the time he kicked a fan out of a Slipknot show for “disrespecting him,” spoke about some other annoying fan behaviors that he's noticed. “I’ve seen people mosh to “Bother” before, it’s very off putting. Listen, if you’re out there, you need f–king help. You don’t mosh to 'Bother.' You hold your phone up. You used to hold your lighter up. Now we hold our phones up, or we stare into it while we’re watching real life on your screen. Knock that s–t off, too. Stop it.”
Once on the topic of fans using phones, Taylor clarifies, “It’s fine. Bring your phone, take pictures, do whatever you want. But why? You’re there. Take pictures, do whatever you want, but why are you filming it? It’s one thing to film it, but it’s another thing to just be staring at your screen while you’re filming it. It’s right there! Are you so terrified of real life that you can’t do anything unless it’s on that little four-by-four screen? Ugh. It’s very weird.”
Apparently you can rest asured that you're allowed to use your phone at a Stone Sour or Slipknot show, but we'd still maybe not reccomend risking it if you're in the front row within arms length of Corey Taylor.
Do you like to have your phone out at concerts to capture the memories for later? Or do you chose to take it all in sans technology? Sound off in the comments below!
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