Davey regularly walks out into the crowd. Hundreds of people touch him all the time. I imagine that must get tiring, I hate people touching me without warning. But I feel like he gets himself ready and prepared for the godwalk. He has a chance to collect and push forward.
Then there are those times where fans act like total dicks and touch/grab/grope inappropriately and ruin the vibe for everyone, band included. There was one show this tour where some girl I believe grabbed at genitals during the godwalk??? So... sexual assault. Disgusting.
Anyway, my story is more tame than all that. Davey was at the barricade, getting ready to pull up for the godwalk and hands were everywhere. Grabbing, rubbing, touching his chest. Idk it was ridiculous. And I admit to grabbing the leather jacket a bit before I realized wtf I was doing and was like.. "wait, this feels wrong. "
After that I spent the next ten seconds or so holding my hand just out of touch near him because my feeling was "I'd really like to touch you, but I also really respect you and that's rude." Idk, I'm new to this so maybe that's just a part of it but I feel like just... going to grab all over someone is so disrespectful.
During that same time, some... persons hand was rubbing all on his chest and Davey stopped and gave them this look of "are you fucking serious?" Definitely made me feel like holding myself together was the right thing to do.
Any other instances you have come across that made you think about how we, as fans, have been, are, should be, treating our idols? They deserve our respect and admiration. Not our fan rabies.