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    Im starting this thread just so our guys kinda rethink or take care which security guards they hire on tour. Offspring fans are not like Madonna's or Justin Bieber's acting thoughtless and hysterically. And i bet they know that. I remember back in 1999 or 2004, things were more loosen up and the environment was great while meeting the guys. Loving the Offspring is not about idealizing superficially the members or the singles released but loving punk rock and having much deeper believes, that were (at least for me) taught by them! Something must have happened to hire security guards like this and theres always good reasons for that but it can cost a good fan feelings or dignity. i really don't support free hatred and terrorism (act first and think later). Hope the guys rethink some aspects of that... i don't mean to be rude and sorry if i said anything offensive. i just feel sad about this issue...keep rocking (without people around that knows nothing about punk/human principles pls)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Costa View Post
    Im starting this thread just so our guys kinda rethink or take care which security guards they hire on tour. Offspring fans are not like Madonna's or Justin Bieber's acting thoughtless and hysterically. And i bet they know that. I remember back in 1999 or 2004, things were more loosen up and the environment was great while meeting the guys. Loving the Offspring is not about idealizing superficially the members or the singles released but loving punk rock and having much deeper believes, that were (at least for me) taught by them! Something must have happened to hire security guards like this and theres always good reasons for that but it can cost a good fan feelings or dignity. i really don't support free hatred and terrorism (act first and think later). Hope the guys rethink some aspects of that... i don't mean to be rude and sorry if i said anything offensive. i just feel sad about this issue...keep rocking (without people around that knows nothing about punk/human principles pls)
    Security are local people hired by local promoters. Offspring do nothing more than have their staff brief security about which passes have which rights (access, escort etc.), and sometimes input on where and how many guards stand. Period.

    They don't have security guards travel with them on tour. They do not hire security guards on tour. On occasion they will have someone who is head of security, but even that isn't standard, and all the people that they've ever hired for that position were always awesome.

    What happened?

    If you have a problem with the security guards you see, it has more to do with the attitude of the people, the promoter, and generally the country those people are from. It nothing to do with the Offspring.

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    In these last shows in Brazil, some brazilian fans were mistreated by security, when tried to talk with the band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro View Post
    In these last shows in Brazil, some brazilian fans were mistreated by security, when tried to talk with the band.
    Wow, could you have been any less specific… I thought that in these last shows in Brazil all security guards were handing out money and blowjobs to all fans I figured the reason the thread was started was because some people thought they were being mistreated… seriously what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxygene View Post
    Wow, could you have been any less specific… I thought that in these last shows in Brazil all security guards were handing out money and blowjobs to all fans I figured the reason the thread was started was because some people thought they were being mistreated… seriously what happened?
    Oxygene, in Belo Horizonte we have met the band before the show and Noodles invited us to a After Show. So, when the show ends we went looking for the band, but the security guards were very rude with us, saying the band would not meet anyone. There were more 8 people that won a contest made by a local radio to meet the band too. The security guards were very misinformed. Somo minutes later, they said the band would to meet us. We waited for some minutes, but later they said the After Show was cancelled. Problably, there was a reason for the band not meet us, but the way the security guards treat us was very rude.

    But, I think that some more serious happened in Florianopólis. Problably, that is the reason for the Carol thread. I don't know exactly what happened there, but I know that it was problems with security guards again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro View Post
    Oxygene, in Belo Horizonte we have met the band before the show and Noodles invited us to a After Show. So, when the show ends we went looking for the band, but the security guards were very rude with us, saying the band would not meet anyone. There were more 8 people that won a contest made by a local radio to meet the band too. The security guards were very misinformed. Somo minutes later, they said the band would to meet us. We waited for some minutes, but later they said the After Show was cancelled. Problably, there was a reason for the band not meet us, but the way the security guards treat us was very rude.

    But, I think that some more serious happened in Florianopólis. Problably, that is the reason for the Carol thread. I don't know exactly what happened there, but I know that it was problems with security guards again.
    Yeah, that happens sometimes unfortunately, also plans change, it's shitty that happened, and the security guards do need to treat people better, however that is beyond the bands control. It has more to do with the local attitude and promoters… maybe get in touch with the production company voice your concerns, it will go further. As for Carol I am very curious as to what happened.

    What happened to the 8 contest winners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxygene View Post
    What happened to the 8 contest winners?
    They didn't meet the band. =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro View Post
    They didn't meet the band. =/
    that's intersting, wonder what went wrong

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    Oxygene, calm down, dude! Im gonna give you a Xanax!
    Ok...I wont get in details cuz i wrote this thread really angrily and buying a cause from a very dear sweet friend and good fan! It didnt happen to me so if the person feels like it, this person will explain the details. This thread was just directly to the band. I felt like they should be aware of this. Im not accusing them of anything. Ill write down about when i was present.

    In bh it was definetely the venues security guards. Nothing to do wt the guys. In floripa, the unfortunate security guard was hired for the band yeah... He was brazilian so probably misoriented.... i took the hurt feelings cuz in september during the m&g there was a tall black guy (not brazilian) that i really hated guts. I felt treated like a wild animal ready to attack. Ps: i was damn quiet and officialy scheduled for the m&g (me and all the others). My wish was to tell him: "im sorry i like the guys. This must be a sin to you. Ive got this flaw you know. O.O this lack of character!" I couldnt even say thank u...really unfortunate episode. Im not maniqueist and i know ppl who think this guy is a gentleman. But in that episode, he was unfortunate. Im not the only one who felt like this.
    I feel like saying this things cuz i just dont think its the best way do deal wt these issues. I work in a psychiatric emergency and our security guards dont even treat psychotic agitated patients that way... There are techniques to know when one is gonna escalate in violence and agitation. I think ppl should be aware of that. Being polite & kind actually makes things much easier. Using violence and toughness first can escalate violence, oh yeah it can...

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    If accusations are thrown around, it's only fair if the specifics are communicated. Or if there are none, or none just yet, then the right thing to do, is to keep it to yourself, until they are available. A thread like this is here for the world to see.

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