While The Wonder Years aren’t afraid to get in touch with their fragile side, it appears that frontman Soupy is sometimes capable of breaking out of his gentle, bearded shell. The video shows Soupy stopping mid-set to call out some dude who is either really bad at crowd surfing or just likes punching people. first watch through, the ordeal is pretty unsettling. Actually pushing somebody who is recognized as being a friendly guy to the point of singling you out and threatening to “fuck you up” must make you feel like shit.
The kid was in the wrong, I’m not questioning that at all. Punching people in the head when seeing The Wonder Years is a strong indication of poor self-control. What is ridiculous about this is that I’ve seen people holding this up to be “what’s wrong with the scene today, man. The Wonder Years shows are so posi, don’t ruin the vibe.”
But this is just nitpicking around the real issue. Why does he have a nickname that means “Having the appearance or consistency of soup”? Imagine someone called that is going to fight you. If you want to go hard but keep a food name you need to call yourself Hammy or some tough shit.
Verdict: Shutup Soupy and write more mosh parts for this dude to punch to.
Is Soupy a nice guy? Are the people at the front probably trendy baristas and deserve to get hit anyway? How do you fuck someone up impersonally?