One thing that is always guaranteed when it comes to gigs is the noise level. There is simply no silent concert. However, apparently a woman, dubbed “Karen” by the internet, thought there should be.
In a viral TikTok with millions of views, the woman tells a group of fans in the row behind her to calm down during a Backstreet Boys concert. The displeased woman then crosses her arms before shouting “Shut up!” and exchange a few more words with the fans, calling them rude.
Fortunately, a site employee intervenes and tries to resolve the disagreement.
The woman can be seen pointing to the alleged perpetrators who broke the silence of her concert before the worker said, “Okay, I’m asking you to stop.”
The woman appears to be saying, “I want her, her, her, her…” – seemingly referring to the fans sitting behind her as she appears to be trying to get them kicked out.
“Ma’am, I’m asking you… If you don’t stop… Please turn around. They’ve agreed not to talk to you. I ask that you please don’t talk to them,” the event said. the staff tells him.
“When you’re at a concert and she wants it to calm down,” the caption of the video reads, highlighting the irony of the situation.
Watch the full video, below:
In the comments, viewers had many thoughts on the bizarre interaction.
“Who goes to a concert to have some quiet time lmfao,” one person wrote, while another joked, “That wasn’t very ‘alright alleys’ of her.”
“I would have been his worst nightmare!! I was up and loud all the time at the Backstreet Boys!!” another person commented.
“The surprise she must have had when the concert started,” one viewer joked.
In a follow-up video, the original poster explained the situation and explained that the girls sitting behind the woman were “just having random conversation with each other” and were “not even very loud or obnoxious.”
She claimed the woman turned in her seat and told the girls to ‘shut up’ before making matters worse by telling everyone to ‘shut up’.
“It’s a concert, it’s going to be loud in here,” she said, the usher said to the woman.
She also claimed that the woman’s partner had actually apologized to the row of people for the woman’s behavior: “She ended up getting mad that he apologized to us, so she walked away. got up, went up the stairs and left.”
Apparently, the woman also cried and “tried to play the victim.”
The incident happened before the concert even started.