When singers take the stage during concerts, they are literally the centers of attention. It's their best shot to do something crazy and make themselves heard.
And that's what many stars do.
Carrie Underwood used her Louisville, Ky., show on Sept. 22 to make one 12-year-old's dream come true.
Chase Kurnick stood in the crowd with a sign asking the country singer, "Will you be my first kiss?" Underwood spotted the boy and asked him to come on stage. But she warned that her husband, Mike Fisher, "is somewhere in the building, maybe backstage, so he might be looking for you later."
Once Kurnick made it to the stage, Underwood, 29, admitted to the pre-teen that she didn't have her first kiss until she was 14.
"How we going to do this?" Underwood asked.
"Lip to lip," Kurnick responded, getting a big laugh from the singer and the audience.
She then told the 12-year-old to close his eyes, she leaned in and gave him a quick peck on his lips.
Click through to see other things stars have done on stage.
|Lady Gaga Lights Up a Joint|
Lady Gaga is no stranger to crazy onstage antics. The pop star not only wears outrageous outfits on stage, but she appeared to hang herself at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
During a recent concert in Amsterdam, a fan threw a joint onto the stage. Gaga asked if it was real, took a few hits and tossed it back into the crowd.
"And for those of you who are wondering if I'm high right now, I am not. That is not nearly enough to get me high," Gaga giggled.
Shortly after news broke of the pot smoking stunt, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro lashed out at the "Born This Way" singer.
"We have to understand that there's a tremendous influence with our youth, which I didn't have as a youth," he reportedly said. "And there's the influence right there. Stop glorifying the drug use. There's Gaga. Here's this ... this ... I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children."
|Green Day Frontman Breaks Down Onstage|
Green Day's frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, had a breakdown that ultimately led him to enter treatment for substance abuse on stage during a set with his rock group. Armstrong became angry after the band was flashed a one-minute-warning sign to wrap up its set during at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas Sept. 21. He stopped singing and delivered a profanity-laced tirade that was captured on a video that quickly went viral.
"You're going to give me one [expletive] minute? You've go to be [expletive] kidding me," he screamed. "It's a [expletive] joke!"
When the one minute ran out, the "American Idiot" singer smashed his guitar on the stage.
"Let me show you what one [expletive] minute [expletive] means!" he said before flipping his middle finger and walking off stage.
The band issued a statement apologizing for Armstrong's outburst at the festival.
"We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas," the statement said. It added that Armstrong entered treatment for substance abuse.
|Toby Keith Reunites Military Couple|
Country crooner Toby Keith surprised a soldier's wife when he brought her husband, who was stationed in Afghanistan, onstage during his Houston concert on Sept. 8.
"Before I do this next song, I said I was thinking of the families tonight of the people that are proud to wear our country's uniform," he said during the concert, which was caught on tape . "Has anyone here tonight got a soldier or a Marine overseas that you love and honor?"
He then chose a woman out of the crowd and brought her onstage. He dedicated his song, "American Soldier" to her husband, Maj. Pete Cruz, stationed in Afghanistan.
After the song, Cruz came out to give Keith an American-flag-bedazzled guitar and the woman noticed her husband.
"She didn't know he was coming in tonight," Keith said as the couple reunited. "My beautiful crew told me before the show tonight that the girl sitting over here ... her husband's coming home tonight and she has no idea. So I want to pick her out. Welcome home, Maj. Cruz. Thank you for your service. Godspeed."
|Fiona Apple Addresses the Rumors|
Fiona Apple used a concert in Houston to address her recent drug arrest. Apple was arrested for hashish possession at a West Texas Border Patrol checkpoint after a drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in her tour bus. The singer was released after she posted bail.
During her Sept. 21 concert, Apple apologized for being "attitude-y" and talked about other people at the jail where she was taken after her arrest.
"First thing is, the guy who runs the jail ... he's a good guy, and I want to apologize to him ... for being attitude-y and saying that I didn't trust him, because I didn't, but by the end of the day, I did," the singer-songwriter said.
"There are four of you out there, and I want you to know that I heard everything you did, I wrote it all down with your names and everything you did and said stupidly thinking that I couldn't hear or see you," she added.
In remarks caught on tape, Apple appeared to threaten the four individuals, whom she did not name. She said she would make them "famous any time you ask" and said their actions were "inappropriate and probably illegal."
|Madonna Urges Fans to Vote|
Madonna made a speech during a concert in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24 endorsing President Obama.
"Y'all better vote for f***ing Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that's some amazing s**t," the 54-year-old told her fans in the packed Verizon Center during a speech about the Civil Rights Movement and fighting for freedom.
"It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, goddamnit," she said.
Madonna later clarified her comments in a prepared statement.
"I was being ironic on stage," she said. "Yes I know Obama is not a Muslim -- though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man no matter who he prays to. I don't care what religion Obama is -- nor should anyone else in America."