Celeron' date='Sep 11th 2010, 1:01 PM
I'm pretty sure the speculation is that the casino regulars were upset and therefore the security was targeting Adam fans. This is all speculation at this point.
Another account of the Winstar debacle from ALFC:
Hi! I remember you, in fact I sat right behind you in the second row. After WinStar staff told us that we could move to the left side of the stage because we could not see anything, "It's normal, we plan for this," we did move there. Admittedly, it was crowded yes, and it was hard to see over some tall people. However, from what I could tell nobody was pushing, shoving, cursing, or biting.
Suddenly, after the second intermission, here comes this one security guard who started pushing (literally shoving) people out of the way, checking tickets, checking ID for a couple of guys, and then pulling out at least four guys who did nothing more than, stand there? Then, about a foot to my left, I saw the gentleman get arrested for...standing there?
I've heard people say, "people were standing on their chairs," well, I can see where that would be annoying but there were no chairs where we were. And honestly, unless you were in the first four to five rows of people you would not have seen much. It was just like out of nowhere that one security guard (it was mainly him) started manhandling people out of the way. One reason why a lot of people didn't notice the commotion was that there wasn't one. People weren't shoving, pushing, screaming, or anything that would draw your attention to the left side of the stage. When the security guard starting pushing people, most were too shocked to do anything. So, we didn't really draw attention to it. We were trying to watch the show.
I hard someone on the feed say that Adam made strange faces during "Strut." Yes, he did. "Strut" is also when (mainly guys) were being hauled away looking confused because they weren't doing anything. "Strut" is also when that one main was arrested with his wife looking on and dragged out of there like he had attacked someone. At that exact point, I remember looking at the stage and seeing him and Terrance doing the part in strut where they drop to their knees (bend anyway) and they were both looking off to the left side like, "WTF?" So, Adam's tweet didn't really surprise me, but made me very vindicated.
Again, if you were not on the far left, I can see how you would have missed it. I noticed this particular security guard targeted mainly men (especially what one who lives by stereotypes would swear was gay) and the one guy who was arrested near the end of "Strut." Sadly, it did taint the night a little bit as I don't remember the amazing singing and the high-note near the end of TC Boy, but instead watching people being manhandled back to their seat (yeah, the elderly woman with the shiny ball-cap was a real threat) and arrested.
I also agree, from where we sat, you couldn't really see anything except the speakers