If you were around in the 90s, you might remember the Bloodhound Gang, a goofy five-piece from Pennsylvania who alt-rock radio hits like “The Bad Touch” and “Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo.” They had a lot going for them before things suddenly went very, very south.
Bloodhound Gang was invited to perform at a festival in Russia. During the set, their bass player made the mistake of shoving the Russian flag down his pants. That didn’t go over very well with the crowd who began pelting the band with whatever it could get their hands on. That episode proved to be so demoralizing that the band never really recovered.
Let this be a lesson, kids. When playing in a foreign country, respect the flag.
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