Oh how the mighty have fallen.Metalica’s ‘Summer Sanitarium’ tour made their stop in Chicago, IL along with Mudvayne, Deftones, Linkin Park, and Limp Bizkit. But a special welcome wagon was at hand to give Limp Bizkit a trashy hello. As reported in the Chicago Sun Times, “The
metaphorical fireworks started much earlier, however, when heckling fans induced a profane tantrum from Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and the band quit playing after just 20 minutes. It was easy to predict a rough reception for the rap-rock has-beens when a significant segment of the crowd booed a mention of the band by previous openers Linkin Park. When Limp Bizkit actually appeared around 7 o'clock, the boos intensified, and some fans pelted the stage with garbage.“ Chicago-based and nationally syndicated “shock jock” Mancow Muller spoke and took calls during his Monday airing of the “Morning Madhouse” of the incident, which gave more detail about the trash being thrown on stage.” He reports that Limp Bizkit guitarist Mike Smith took a bottle, intended for Durst, to the hand and suffered injuries. While the hated hater himself, Fred Durst, should have been wearing a cup because he was pegged in the family jewels with a lemon. Although, the lemon was intended for Durst’s head, it still managed to hit him…on the head. Going back to when Limp Bizkit was on stage, the Sun Times reports, “The famously brainless Durst only fanned the flames, first encouraging the catcalls and flying trash, then swerving into a bizarre tirade against the crowd and city. Ranting that he'd fight anyone in earshot and spluttering explicit sexual putdowns, uncreative curses and ludicrous homophobic slurs, Durst simply self-destructed.” Limp Bizkit played on for a few more songs, “But then the band left the stage and Durst resumed his vulgar invective from the wings until, mercifully, he was relieved of the microphone.” Due to Limp Bizkit’s short set, the crowd was forced to wait an hour and a half for Metallica to come on. Fortunately, the crowd kept things in control and avoided any possible violent activity.