The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Reveals What Annoys Them Most During Concerts

The Black Keys recently rocked the stage at Southern California’s BeachLife Festival, and during an interview with KROQ, they shared a few behind-the-scenes tidbits. Among the revelations was the one thing that really gets under Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach‘s skin during concerts.

BeachLife Festival, taking place in Redondo Beach, CA, between May 5 and May 7, is a weekend-long celebration of live music, art, and culinary delights. The Black Keys headlined the festival on May 5, and while backstage, they had a candid chat about the most irritating aspect of their live shows.

During the interview, Patrick Carney said that drunk fans cause problems the most. Bandmate Dan Auerbach chimed in with stories about fans who had actually tried to come on stage during their performances, including one who scratched Dan’s face in Leicester, England, and another who attempted to steal Pat’s drumsticks in France.

Here is what Patrick Carney said:

“The most annoying thing is the drunk guy being really drunk and causing problems. It’s just always a bummer when someone can’t just handle their stuff. So, that’s not cool.”

When asked if anybody ever tried to get on the stage, Patrick continued:

“Yeah, twice. Once in Leicester, England, someone got up on stage and scratched Dan’s face.

Dan Auerbach chimed in:

“Someone jumped on stage in France, in the middle of a song, and tried to get Pat’s drumsticks.

Patrick then added:

“At last, Dan did a flying jump kick. He kicked him with his *ss off the stage. At the time, I played with my glasses off, so I didn’t even know what was happening. I just saw the flying.”

It’s clear that The Black Keys love performing live, but they could do without the overly intoxicated fans causing a scene. And remember, if you ever find yourself at one of their shows, maybe keep the flying jump kicks away from you – at least until you’re off-stage and out of sight!