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  • Jul 23rd, 2012 @ 7:56am

    no one has the right to kick someone out of a venue

    no one has the right to kick someone out of a venue for saying, "Meh, that band sucked." Especially not when the person being kicked out paid to be there in the first place.

    You don't get out much, do you? Proprietors (and agents thereof) CAN and DO kick people out of their establishments for all kinds of reasons, including personal reasons, and it's up to the proprietors whether to honor the request of a guest (in this case mc chris) to kick out another guest (random customer). Generally whoever is running the venue is a bit more likely to listen to "the talent" than to a random customer, "the talent" is bringing in a ton of customers (hundreds to thousands of drinks bought), whereas the customer is just one customer (a handful of drinks, possibly dozens of drinks over time if you lose a regular). The decision is pretty straightforward.

    Something a lot of people are missing here is the possibility that the ejection is supported by the fans. I see many comments along the lines of "if he keeps this up/since he did this, he isn't going to have many fans left pretty soon". He's been doing this for YEARS, this is just the first time it lit up the blogosphere since twitter was involved. In general, his fans don't care, mc chris fans are absolutely rabid.