DEATH GRIPS R SO PUNK THEY DON’T EVEN SHOW UP AT THEIR OWN SHOWS.
Last night, Death Grips were tapped to play an officially sanctioned Lollapalooza aftershow at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. They didn’t show up. According to several reports from Reddit and Twitter, after learning that the band wouldn’t play, fans proceeded to destroy their equipment, including a drum kit that was presumably Zach Hill’s. (Via)
DEATH GRIPS R SO PUNK THEY TAKE GMAIL SCREENSHOTS OF THEIR FANS’ SUICIDE NOTES. Wait, what?
Before it was announced that the band was a no show, the venue played recordings of Death Grips. The stage was set up with a backdrop that featured a Gmail screenshot of a suicide note, which was allegedly written by a Death Grips fan. Reddit user jadesaddiction transcribed the full note:
SUBJECT: ready DATE: July 9
I am ready to take my own life. Many bad experiences led me to this dark void that I am locked in. Maybe by my own hands? I don’t really care anymore. I just wanted to say thank you for showing me the other side. the side that is locked away deep inside a person. I am mad. Mad all the time and depressed all the time. I can’t take it. I’m not afraid of dying but i am afraid that I can’t hear DG in the after life if there is such a thing. I don’t know, but I hope your music transcends to the unknown. A place where DG’s essence exists. A place where art exists. I love art. That’s the one thing that kept me alive? this long. So just to ease minds, DG didn’t “influence” me to do this. this is my own fucking choice. but thanks for making my life a little better. you’re my absolute fave and I will fight the gods if they don’t allow me to follow DG’s efforts can’t see Earth. Anyways, continue doing great things. I love you Stefan, Zach, and Andy. I will be watching.
DEATH GRIPS R SO PUNK I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO SAY AFTER READING THAT. Sorry.
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