PUDDLE OF MUDD’s Wes Scantlin walked offstage midconcert last night (Saturday, November 20) at the EPIC Event Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin due to the lighting in the venue.
The walk-off happened early in the band’s set and was captured on video by a fan named Mitch Andre who posted the clip to Facebook.
In the video, Wes can be seen holding both hands in front of his face while attempting to perform. At the end of the song, Scantlin tells the audience: “I don’t know why the lights have to be blinding me for this whole show. Now I can see all you people. But if you guys were standing up here where I’m at right now, it’s like a fucking flashlight blinking in your fucking head, and I don’t think that’s fucking cool, really.” He then seems to address the venue’s lighting technician, saying: “Sounds like a fucking motherfucking idiot to me. Fuck you, motherfucker. Out of nowhere, here’s another fucking douchebag fuck. I’ve got a flashlight too, motherfucker.”
Andre, who posted the clip to Facebook, included the following comment in his post: “PUDDLE OF MUDD, I sincerely hope that Wes gets the help he needs. This was one of my favorite bands growing up.. That being said, my friends and I couldn’t take it and had to walk out on your second song, making it the ONLY concert I have ever walked out on due to poor performance. On top of that, you showed up half hour late to your own show… This was my second time seeing you, and will be my last. Last night’s show, before Wes walks off in the middle of their 4th song….”
Another fan who attended last night’s concert shared Andre’s video and added the following message: “This was by far the WORST performance I have ever seen and attended . I seriously feel bad for the EPIC Event Center for hosting this crap show. This man needed to retire 10 years ago. PUDDLE OF MUDD such a shame.”
Wes Scantlin has had numerous legal problems coupled with substance abuse issues over the years. The singer/guitarist apparently got sober in 2017 after Scantlin claimed that he ended up going back to rehab “because there’s really nowhere else to go.”
PUDDLE OF MUDD’s latest album, “Welcome To Galvania”, was released in 2019 via Pavement Entertainment.