Brian Baker is the founding guitarist of Minor Threat and has been playing guitar for another seminal punk band, Bad Religion, for over 20 years. Baker found himself backstage at Spain’s Resurrection Fest and saw a sign that was so ridiculous, he decided to post it on Instagram.
The sign featured a photo of British metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon that says “These people are not to be stopped ever. They may not have a pass. They can escort who they want where they want with or without a pass.” Baker posted the photo with the caption “I’m going to stop these people every time I see them today and tell them how much their band sucks.” Here's the photo:
Bring Me The Horizon, being ever the trolls, decided to respond with some grade A shade of their own, writing:
Hahah I can’t imagine being as old as you are and still acting like a 14 year old girl. Saw you at least 10 times and you didn’t bat an eye lid. You got bigger things to worry about nowadays anyway, like ya pension, or cold weather. Dickhead.
Some sick burns, but then Baker, who is no slouch when it comes to shade, responded eviscerating the band:
It seems you’ve missed the point entirely. The issue here is entitlement. My post was a comment on your collective delusion that working local crew at a thirty band festival should be required to memorize your faces to spare you the indignity of breaking stride on the way to your backstage oasis or even worse, the humiliation of carrying credentials. Your literal display of arrogance (and the hilariously unrecognized irony within it) was what I was sharing with my followers. I honestly don’t know if your music is bad or good – it’s not for old people! I meant that you suck as humans. Sorry for the confusion.
Somebody get Bring Me The Horizon some Icy-Hot for that burn! Bring Me The Horizon have not yet responded and likely won't, but we're curious… whose side are you on?