“When I landed, it hurt,” Pop told WENN (via Spinner) of his failed attempt to stage dive at a Tibet House benefit show in NYC last month in which nobody caught the Stooges frontman, “and I made a mental note that Carnegie Hall would be a good place for my last stage dive. The audience were just like, ‘What are you doing?’”
One month later, Pop removed the stage dive from his onstage repertoire at the Stooges’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, but it doesn’t look like that audience had a clue what he was doing either.
Perhaps the problem isn’t Pop, stage diving, or — as some will argue — that punk rock is newly-dead. Perhaps it’s these black-tie audiences. Come play in Berkeley, Iggy, and we’ll catch you!