As much as it's a part of the touring life, it never feels fun getting boo'd off of a stage. Though sometimes you have rough nights out on tour, it's never easy to come back from an entire arena of people yelling at you to get off the stage to save yourself the embarrassment. While you'd think this would be reserved for the no name acts of the past, that kind of venom isn't lost on some of the biggest bands in the world.
Even after these bands have reached massive amounts of success, there's always something that's bound to go wrong that throws the entire audience against you. This isn't just some random open mic night or anything either. These bands have agents, managers, and loyal followings around the world. It's safe to say that every audience member paid good money for a ticket to see this, only to turn against them at the drop of a hat.
Even if you're fumbling through your songs, you have to do something a little extra to make an entire crowd go from loving you to aching for you to leave. No matter how much of a loyal fanbase you may think you have, these are the moments where you start to realize that the crowd is dangerous too.
10. Alice Cooper
The entire allure of Alice Cooper comes from the fact that he was never completely sane to begin with. Ever since he started in the '60s, the shock rocker's earliest days involved everything from dressing up in a clown outfit to unleashing feather pillow on the audience and letting the chips fall where they may. Sounds fun...just not in the era of the Summer of Love.
During the era of Flower Power, Cooper was known as one of the least likable acts in LA, with most of the people calling him the death of the hippie generation. Though Cooper didn't really want to be involved with the Flower Power crowd anyway, it was noteworthy that in his first handful of gigs in LA, he managed to clear the room in a matter of 5 minutes.
As manager Shep Gordon tells it, Alice came on with a clown costume on and started to play a song called Nobody Likes Me through a tiny window. In the middle of song, Cooper broke character and decided to go on a rant about how everyone in the crowd hated him, after which everyone headed for the doors and never came back. Despite being a dreadful performance, this is what actually sealed the deal for Gordon to be their manager. After all, if you're able to have the power to clear a room that quickly, it's only a matter of time before you convert that into positive energy.