Last night’s Fall Out Boy show at Chicago’s Schubas reportedly turned bloody when bassist Pete Wentz and a member of Fall Out Boy’s security detail were involved in a fracas with a heckling fan. According to audience members at the show, the band made it through four songs, including their single “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” (watch the video above) before the band left the stage and a scuffle broke out.
An audience member who prefers to remain anonymous was standing right in front of Wentz during the show and described the main heckler as a “250 lb. meathead-looking guy.” According to the source, Wentz got into a fight with the heckler after the band left the stage. “When the crowd parted, you could see [Wentz] on the floor face down,” she recalls. “Then his body guard grabbed him and hustled him out the door.”
Another witness said she saw Wentz bodyguard punch the heckler. “I could see the band’s bodyguard because he’s huge,” said the anonymous source. “We saw him punch [the heckler] — it was like a movie.” After the crowd cleared, audience members saw the heckler lying on the ground with his shirt ripped open and his head gushing blood.
The show, an acoustic performance at the 200-capacity Schubas, followed a FOB show earlier in the evening at the Charter One Pavilion, a Chicago-area ampitheater. After the venue made an announcement indicating the show was officially over, the cops showed up to interview witnesses and control the crowd.