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The Story So Far Banned From Venue For Kicking Fan Offstage, Victim Says: “It Was All In Good Fun”


The Story So Far frontman Parker Cannon‘s recent decision to dropkick a Snapchat taking fan offstage during the band’s Toronto, ON show has drawn mixed reactions. There’s at least one permanent side effect of his actions though: being banned from the venue. According to the CBC, The Story So Far have been barred from performing again at The Mod Club in Toronto, ON as a result of Cannon‘s actions. Jorge Dias, manager of the aforementioned venue where the kick took place, told the news agency:

“We are appalled by the actions of the singer, That was a very cowardly act.”

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Meanwhile, the woman on the receiving end of the kick, now identified as 21-year-old Becca Ilic, has spoken with

“I was drunk and my phone wasn’t working properly to load the app, so I stood up there longer than I had anticipated. As expected at all hardcore shows, Parker was going with the flow and just hyping up the crowd so he kicked me offstage.”

“It was all in good fun in my opinion, and it wasn’t even a hard kick, just like a push or nudge. I know that I shouldn’t have been up there for that long of time—especially with my phone—but I’m not hurt, and I don’t have any malicious feelings toward the band whatsoever. I laughed when I fell into the crowd and I kept rocking out.

I still love Parker Cannon, the Story So Far, their music, their shows, everything more than ever. I understand what could happen at hardcore shows, and, honestly, I have been seriously injured before at different shows by the crowd, but I wasn’t injured by Parker! I just want to set the record straight that I’m fine and I hope this doesn’t change anyone’s opinion on the band, because it shouldn’t! I can’t wait to be at their next show, only I’ll cool it with the Snapchats!”

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