Adam Levine has been battling laryngitis, causing a host of shows to be left feeling a little thin. According to Kansas University news on March 5, Adam and the rest of the members arrived in Kansas City to perform at the Kansas City Sprint Center proving that the show must always go on. Despite Levine’s illness he still met a crowd of hungry fans' expectations.
But not everyone wanted the show to go on. Westboro Baptist Church members had camped outside the Spirit Center waiting for Maroon 5 and opening acts, Owl City and Neon Trees. After stating during the beginning of the show that he would not be doing much talking because Levine wanted to save his voice for singing, he busts out into a monologue regarding the protestors posted outside.
“My first instinct was to get mad, but I realized they’re such a small group. It’s such an ignorant thing that such a small group of people could be such pieces of sh!t.” Adam begins singing “She Will Be Loved” and then continues discussing Westboro Baptist Church. If society would stop acknowledging their existence, in time, they’ll simply disappear. Levine urged fans to just “laugh and the protesters” when they leave the show “and never think about them again.”
The Westboro Baptist Church also has plans to picket the Spirit Center again on March 24 when the NCAA March Madness Basketball tournament begins stating that people need to “tear down their idols and worship only the true God, Jesus Christ.
Maroon 5 continue touring with Owl City and Neon Trees for the Overexposed tour. Check Ticketmaster.com for dates near you.
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