Disturbed give Kiwi rock fan in wheelchair memorable night
Chicago rockers Disturbed delighted Kiwi metal fans at Auckland's Vector Arena on Friday night, when they pulled one local fan in a wheelchair up on stage.
"This guy has not been able to see properly all night, but he's had the balls to be in the f..... front row like this," announced lead singer David Draiman.
"This guy has not been able to see properly all night, but he's had the balls to be in the f****** front row like this," announced lead singer David Draiman.
Pete Congdon, a metal fan from Christchurch, who the band later dubbed #AucklandPete on their official Facebook page, told the crowd and Draiman that Disturbed "was his first ever concert" and that the experience "was well worth it."
"Would you mind if you did us the honour, of joining us on stage for the rest of the set?" the lead singer then asked.
"See, this is the difference, between other genres and hard rock and heavy metal, ladies and gentleman," he added.
The band members then praised Congdon for braving the concert's mosh pit and front row, despite all odds.
"You won't see this kind of bravery, you won't see this kind of courage, you won't see this kind of strength at a pop show."
"You think people have the balls to go ahead in a wheelchair to get to the f....... barricade to get ahead, when they go to see Britney Spears? Doesn't f...... happen. Everyone, give it up."