27th Aug 2007, by Andrew Barr

10 Yetis Cringes but Secretly Smiles at Growing Bottled Off Music Trend

When Jilly and I went to go watch Red Hot Chili Peppers in Ipswich last year it was the first time I had ever experienced people pee-ing in their empty beer bottle and then throwing it at the band they don't like.

I should add, it was not the Red Hot Chili Peppers who recieved the bottles of wee it was a band called ! ! ! or (check check check).

Anyway, the Guardian's Saturday entertainment booklet called The Guide, which I read religiously, had an entire article on the growing phenomenon of musicians being "Bottled Off" to ge them off the stage.

I did not even know it had a name! Turns out even the Beatles and the likes of AC DC have had this happen to them over the years. Shocking! A few Google searches later and I have dug out the Bottled Off incident I have heard so much about.

50 Cent with G Unit at the Reading Festival in 2004 got absolutely caned with bottles full of wee. Being the true professional he is he did not leave the stage until he had played at least 15 minutes, the minimum needed to ensure he got paid.

And here it is, courtesy of YouTube:


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