Video: Filter drummer turned away at Brothers Bar & Grill in Denver for visible neck tattoos
This past Wednesday night, after playing a show at the Summit Music Hall, Filter made its way over to Brothers Bar & Grill to grab some food and drinks. Drummer Jeff Fabb, who has a rather large tattoo adorning his neck, was denied entry, which irked frontman Richard Patrick, who had reportedly stopped by Brothers earlier that day -- with Fabb. Incensed after hearing about the incident from Fabb, Patrick went back and whipped out his cell phone and filmed the drummer trying to get in again.
"Hi, how are you?" says Patrick walking up to the bar. "This is my friend with a neck tattoo. Is he allowed to come in?" No, the door guy says, politely. "Really? You're not going to let my drummer, the drummer from Filter, come in and eat at your establishment?"
Nope, the unassuming attendant confirms.
With that, Patrick utters a "Wow, okay," and turns the camera and makes his way to the sidewalk, where he offers up a brief aside to fans and tells Brothers (not to be confused with My Brother's Bar on 15th Street) exactly what he thinks. "Hey, all my Filter fans, in Denver, this place fucking place," he says, pointing to Brothers' signage, "sucks dick -- and not in a good way," he clarifies. "In a shitty fucking way, because they won't let anybody in like my friend having a neck tattoo. So fuck you, Brothers! Fuck you very much!"
The band uploaded the video to YouTube and then posted it to its Facebook page later that night, calling for a boycott of Brothers. The post has received more than 800 comments. According to the band's post, the clip was somewhat staged: "Jeff was by himself and got denied. He came back to the bus and told Richard. Richard got pissed went back with him and filmed Jeff being denied for a second time. Richard knew what was going to happen and he filmed it to RAISE AWARENESS!"
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