Apparently confusing The Monitor‘s Civil War references with a sympathy for the rebel states, a fan brought Confederate flags to a Titus Andronicus show in Athens, Georgia, on Wednesday and proceeded to hand them out to the crowd during the band’s performance of “A More Perfect Union.” It made frontman Patrick Stickles “made enuff 2 kill,” he posted to Twitter, adding, “These flags ended up in my mouth, on fire, and on my sweaty asshole.” (Hashtag: FUCKRACISM.)
Stickles has been tweeting about the event ever since:
Apparently it’s a systemic problem:
Which, among other reasons, means the band will avoid the town:
Might be a long time before we come back to Athens, honestly, b/w “rebel” bullshit and getting disrespected by GA Theater staff. Sorry kids.
— Titus Andronicus (@TitusAndronicus) May 16, 2013