Fan called out by Disturbed frontman David Draiman brands him a bully

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A Disturbed fan called out by frontman David Draiman for texting during a show has hit back, saying she’ll never pay to see the band again.

Shannon Pardue was singled out by Draiman during Disturbed’s encore at the Dallas House Of Blues venue on March 23, with the singer saying she was “rude” for “texting the entire fucking show.”

But the married mother, who was at the show with her husband, says she felt like a bullying victim and that she was simply checking that her 14-year-old daughter was okay and posting a Facebook status update about being at the show.

Pardue tells the Dallas Observer: “I looked down and everybody was staring at me. Have you ever seen a movie where a dorky kid is standing there and 20 bullies are making fun of him, making him feel alienated? That’s what happened to me.”

When Draiman addressed her from the stage, Pardue at first waved from her position in the balcony before realising she was about to become the subject of a rant.

She adds: “At first it ticked me off. But then I just wanted to go away. I told my husband, ‘The most embarrassing thing in my life just happened to me.’

“Rock stars wouldn’t be where they are without people who come to pay for the show. Whether I had my eyes on him or not, I am still there and I can hear them. He’s an amazing singer, and they were good, but it was just his attitude. I’ll never pay to see him again.”

Disturbed are on the road in support of latest album Immortalized until April, and in July they tour with Breaking Benjamin and Alter Bridge.

Disturbed remaining tour dates 2016

Mar 29: Myrtle Beach House of Blues, SC
Mar 30: Richmond The National, VA
Apr 01: Baltimore Sound Stage, MD
Apr 02: Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts, PA
Apr 04: New York Irving Plaza, NY
Apr 05: Niagara Falls Rapids Theater, NY
Apr 07: Detroit St. Andrews Hall, MI
Apr 08: Grand Rapids Orbit Room, MI
Apr 10: Memphis New Daisy Theatre, TN
Jul 09: Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheatre, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 10: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 12: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 17: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 19: Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion, PA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 20: Indianapolis Klipsch Amphitheatre, IN (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 22: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 23: Boston Xfinity Center, MA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 24: Darien Center Lake Performing Arts Center, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 26: Detroit DTE Energy Amphitheatre, MI (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 27: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 29: Scranton Pavilion At Montage Mountain, PA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 30: Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 31: Holmdel PNC Banks Arts Center, NJ (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 04: Gilford Bank Of NH Pavilion, NH (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 08: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 12: Dallas Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, TX (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 13: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 15: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 17: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheatre, NM (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 19: Concord Pavilion, CA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)