Singer Grigory Leps arrived in St. Petersburg the day before to perform a concert at the Ice Palace – in honor of his anniversary, which he celebrated in July. Both the performance itself and the later street fight involving the musician caused a public outcry and are widely discussed in social networks.
What happened at the concert
As writes “Fontanka”, the concert began quite traditionally and nothing seemed strange to the audience. At some point, another fan approached the stage to give Leps a bouquet. When she turned her back to him to take a picture next to him, the musician suddenly exploded: “Why are you taking pictures, no one will believe that you are friends with me anyway. Where will you hang this photo, in the toilet?”
Later, the singer also criticized another fan who tried to approach the stage without waiting for the final chords. I’ll go to live in London,” Leps introduced it as follows: “The song is about a city where we will no longer be allowed in. Unless we conquer it.”
Some time later, a comment was published on his Telegram channel, allegedly on behalf of the artist himself: “It was not an easy concert yesterday. Not everything went according to plan, a lot didn’t work out, I got sick… But you were incredible! Thank you very much to everyone and everyone for such an incredibly warm welcome, for their support, for the fact that the whole audience sang in unison … This is incredibly expensive and really valuable. ”
What happened at the bar
After the concert in Ledovoy, the singer decided to relax in the Finnegans bar on Moskovsky Prospekt, 192. Here he had a conflict with one of the visitors to the institution, after which Leps, his guards and “opponent” went out into the street.
“Fontanka” published a video of the incident. The footage shows how the guards stand between the singer and another man, but in the end one of them still strikes the first blow. Leps himself then attacks the man. As noted by the St. Petersburg edition, the police are “already aware” of what happened.
A little later, the 78 TV channel published a recording from surveillance cameras in a bar. The cause of the conflict, as follows from the message, was obsessive behavior and a request to be photographed together by one of the fans.
What the fans say
The director of the musician Vladimir Uryupin told StarHit that the 60-year-old artist felt unwell on the day of the concert.
“A person fell ill, it was an extreme degree. I worked for two hours and twenty minutes, I could. But the last song let me down already, of course. People are happy. The artist just got a little sick. We are being treated, ”he explained the singer’s behavior.
Fans left hundreds of enthusiastic comments on Leps’ publication in Telegram about the last concert.
“ In any case, two hours flew by on one breath! Full of delight! We are all people, we all get sick!” – wrote a fan Lyudmila Dericheva.
“Is it disrespectful to the artist to give flowers in the middle of the song, where were the guards looking? Why, giving flowers, put on the stage at your feet? I thought he would say something about this (like “dear, I’m still alive, don’t go to my feet”). But it was clear that he had no strength, ”Nina Pyanzina defends the artist in the comments.
“ I am delighted! Many now find fault with Leps for London, which (hardly. – Gazeta) will be allowed in, here he is absolutely right, you just don’t have to pretend to be a Turgenev young lady and faint from the word “”, it was sarcasm, humor, ”concludes fan Daria.
Comments on the news article about the last concert, published on the Fontanka website, are much less flattering, however, many come out in defense of the singer.
“Hmm… to be rude to the viewer who feeds him, this is already … Although what can be expected from a person who drinks so much?” – says the message of the user Pilat.
“Hmm, tickets are not cheap (and even if it’s 1 ruble). People bought for their own (while earning money), for the most part. You mean sick? Then cancel. Bydlyachistvo 100%. If you feel bad, apologize and act like a human being. The voice is tinny and manners (absence) are not better,” writes Elena Linibi.
“The singer who sang the hit “Natalie” in the distant past. A 60-year-old voiceless old man remained. And 25,000 rubles for this “howl,” commented user 274586217.
“I was at a concert. And yes, no one drove me there, he came for his hard-earned money. The atmosphere is amazing! Leps is a wonderful artist. A couple of mats were not embarrassed. Well, we didn’t sit at the opera))) On the first songs, it seemed to me, there was just something with the sound, then everything was fixed, ”Supermaster notes.