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Monday, June 15, 2015

Smash Mouth's Steve Harwell Seeks Street Justice for Audience Member Who Pegged Him With Bread

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM

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Steve Harwell, the singer of Smash Mouth, completely lost his composure onstage yesterday at Taste of Fort Collins, a three-day music and food festival which is, according to its website, "A family-friendly celebration perfect for Northern Coloradoans' active lifestyle."

Apparently, part of that active lifestyle includes throwing bread at an increasingly irate Harwell. According to The Coloradoan, who broke the story, the bread was being given away for free by some of the festival's food vendors.

In the video, Harwell openly challenges the people throwing bread to a fist fight in a profanity-laced tirade, then jumps off stage in an attempt to confront a suspected bread-tosser before security cuts him off. 

But the best part of the video is undoubtedly how the rest of the band (who I assume are only still together due to the belief that another Shrek movie is in production) starts playing (and singing) the band's 1999 hit, "All Star" as Harwell paces the stage back and forth, fuming with rage before making a quick exit. 

Watch below:
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