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Sunday, March 25, 2007 

Entertainer-Fan Relations: Two Case Studies

There's probably nothing more annoying at a concert than seeing some douche jump onstage and throw his arms in the air like he'd just won the New York Marathon. The only saving grace comes from seeing security dogpile on the guy. Except when they don't. Here are two examples of very different ways to handle fans onstage. First, the ever-recalcitrant Bob Dylan:

Personally, I prefer the more hands-on approach of Keith Richards:

That'll leave a mark...hopefully.


This is why Keith Richards is the greatest performer in history. God, I love that unkillable man.

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Jay Busbee runs Yahoo! Sports' NASCAR Blog From The Marbles, Atlanta Magazine's Atlanta sports blog Right Down Peachtree, and the Southern sports/humor blog Sports Gone South. He also writes for damn near anybody who'll throw him a buck and a byline, and he's at work on the books The Quiet Dynasty: The History Of The Atlanta Braves' Championship Run (2009, Sports Publishing LLC) and God Is A Bulldog: Georgia, Florida, And The Greatest Play In College Football History (2010, Sports Publishing LLC). Click below for more info on his novels, articles, and comics.
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