SAN FRANCISCO -- A concertgoer is speaking out against the actions of rock band Motley Crue after he said its drummer encouraged audience members to expose their genitals on camera at a recent tour stop in California.
Juan Alvarez and his sister attended the band's San Francisco concert on Wednesday. They waited three years to attend, given the pandemic pause. A YouTube video shows founding member Tommy Lee asking the crowd to expose their genitals.
Alvarez was shocked and says it was traumatizing not only for himself but for children who witnessed the naked body parts on the Jumbotron.
"Minors and everyone was forced to see people nude on the big screen and everyone was doing it around us too. It was like Sodom and Gomorrah, it was crazy. Even the usher, he had to pull a guy down from the brick wall because he had his private parts out, screaming. It was pretty crazy," Alvarez said.
Alvarez knows the band is known for its raunchy antics and understands many rock fans will give the band a pass.
"They thought it was absolutely fine and normal and hilarious and okay," Alvarez said. "When I brought up there were children and 6 and 9-year-old girls and kids there, they said 'Well, they shouldn't have come to the Crue show.'"
ABC7 Chicago's sister station KGO reached out to a San Francisco Giants spokesperson, who confirmed there had been several complaints and expressed concern to promoters. The spokesperson added the Giants staff was not involved in show production and does not plan on issuing a statement. The bands tour stop was at the Giants home ballpark Oracle Park.
Alvarez plans to file a police report with San Francisco police for the indecent exposure and has no plans to ever return to another Motley Crue show again.