Having attended a fair share of punk rock shows, I know that crowdsurfing is the perfect way to enjoy my favorite band. Dr. David Glowacki, an accomplished American scientist affiliated with Stanford University, also knows the euphoric feeling all too well. Except he chose the worst possible place to show off his enthusiasm.
Over the weekend, Dr. Glowacki attempted to crowdsurf at England’s Bristol Old Vic theatre during a classical performance of Handel’s classic work “Messiah.” While venue officials had encouraged audience members to “clap and whoop” when they pleased, Dr. Glowacki took his enthusiasm a little too far.
But Dr Glowacki, a Royal Society Research Fellow, was so overcome during the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ he began lurching from side to side with his hands raised and whooping before attempting to crowd-surf, witnesses claimed.
Irritated by the distraction, audience members proceeded to physically eject the Bristol University academic from the area…
The scientist has since replied to the ousting, complaining, “Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis.”
As we’ve seen in past instances with both Staind and Iggy Azalea, the art of crowdsurfing is a tricky one to master. Whether it’s at a Warped Tour event or a quiet night at the symphony, the act requires mutual respect from the crowdsurfee and those in attendance.