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So, I’ve seen a large number of news postings about Avril Lavigne’s “profanity-laced rant” during her appearance at the Rays Summer Concert Series on Saturday night. According to numerous reports, Avril “unleashed a downpour of obscenities” or “let a few profanities fly.”  Just to set the record straight, that’s not exactly what happened.

I was standing in the photo pit, directly in front of the stage and not six feet from Avril during the first part of her show. After struggling through two songs with multiple dead microphones, Lavigne was escorted off stage by her crew. With a new, working microphone in hand, Avril did drop the F-bomb once, or maybe twice, while expressing her feelings about the situation. It was not directed at the crowd, only a little bit of ill-placed stress relief. It definitely wasn’t a “profanity-laced rant.”

Maybe I’ve covered too many metal shows where most of the evening is dominated by profanity, because I didn’t really think that it was that bad. I agree that it might have been better for Avril to find a few less-offensive words, but I’m sure that it was just stress and frustration.

For more pictures from this show, check out Tampa Bay Concert Examiner


Ever wondered what backstage passes from your favorite artists look like?

Guest Pass from a private Maroon 5 show in Clearwater, Florida

Ever wondered what backstage passes from your favorite artists look like?

All Access pass from the Charlie Daniels benefit weekend for The Angelus. Autographed by Suite Caroline and featuring a cartoon of Charlie by cartoonist Guy Gilchrist.


All Access Blog has scored an in-person interview with heavy metal rockers Sevendust during their upcoming visit to the Tampa area. So, here’s the thing……………….we’d like some question suggestions from our readers. Just leave your question in our comment section and we’ll pick the best ones to ask Sevendust. We’ll even be sure to tell them who asked the question. All of the questions we use and the band’s responses will be posted here, along with other fun stuff from the show. Questions must be submitted before November 2nd.

Ever wonder what stage passes from your favorite bands look like?

Photo pass for a Rush Time Machine Tour stop in Tampa, Florida.

Rush photo pass

To see pics from this show, go to Creative Loafing