Last year, Muse released an album called Drones, a conceptual piece about how “The world is run by drones utilizing drones to turn us all into drones.” Having somehow managed to beat Rush to the punch on this concept, the band has really turned into the drone motif, as they have been having prop drones flying over the audience during their concerts. At a show at the O2 Arena in London, one of Muse’s drones decided to finally take control of its life, and committed suicide by crashing itself into the ground. Or, alternatively, something went wrong with one of the drones and it ended up softly crashing.
While the band played the song “The Globalist,” the drone slowly made its descent, at which point the crew apparently cleaned it up swiftly, and nobody was hurt, which is good. That way, we can all enjoy Muse having their own Spinal Tap moment. Additionally, since the drones looked pretty blimp-like, the crash has inspired plenty of jokes about the Hindenburg. That was a blimp crash that was decidedly less harmless, and also the soundtrack was less catchy. Some dude screaming “Oh the humanity!” just doesn’t have the same musicality as “The Globalist.”
It remains to be seen if Muse believes there is some metaphorical lesson to be learned about modern life stemming from this drone crash.