It has come to light that some Limp Bizkit fans at Louder Than Life wound up slightly disappointed Friday evening after lead singer Fred Durst demanded cameras be turned off during their set on the Space Zebra stage.
“We won’t continue until the cameras are turned off,” Durst said. “We didn’t come here to be on TV.”
Several upset fans at the festival took to social media to voice their thoughts on the outburst, saying it was unfair to fans forced to stand in the back of a crowd of thousands. Many left the show.
“Today has been great until Limp Bizkit came on and had the cameras turned off,” one user wrote. “It is a shame because I was looking forward to seeing them but couldn’t get close.”
“Had a panic attack (because) Limp Bizkit turned the cameras off and people bum rushed the stage and I nearly got trampled, so that’s good,” wrote another user.
Today has been great until Limp Bizkit came on and had the cameras turned off. Their set has sucked so far away so not missing anything I guess. It is a shame because I was looking forward to seeing them but couldn't get close.
— MB (@lktna) September 22, 2023
It has come to light that Limp Bizkit are to play a one-off New Zealand tour date in November. The band, who had hits with ‘Rollin” and ‘Break Stuff’, will play Spark Arena on November 26.
In August 2021, the ‘Nookie’ hitmakers cancelled their tour amid COVID-19 concerns. The upcoming Auckland concert will be the band’s only New Zealand gig as they will be heading to Australia for the Good Things festival.
They have previously played in Auckland at the Big Day Out in 2001 and Storm the Gates Festival in 2018. Limp Bizkit has sold over 40 million record sales since they began back in 1994.
They will be supported by Japanese metalcore / “Harajuku-core” stars Hanabie. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, September 27.