Punk Band Throws Beer at a Drone at Concert, Knocking It Out of the Air: Watch
By Marissa G. Muller
Trash Talk? Not a fan of drones, it seems.
At the California punk band’s Detroit show last weekend, bassist Spencer Pollard chucked beverages at a drone that was hovering above the stage and crowd.
The drone, which cost its owner $700, belonged to 52-year-old Detroit resident Harry Arnold, who operates an aerial photography company and was using the drone to shoot coverage of the show, according to MLive.
When Pollard threw another drink, he knocked the drone out of the air, sending it crashing in the no man’s land between the crowd and the stage — the best possible place it could have crashed. Arnold then confronted an unremorseful Pollard about taking down his drone.
“I expressed my bewilderment at why he would do that,” Arnold said. “I didn’t use that line, but that’s the gist of what happened — and he was like, ‘Screw you,’ and I was like, ‘Screw you,’ and that was that. There was mature language used.”
This wouldn’t be the most controversial thing to happen at a Trash Talk show. At the group’s SXSW show, the cops arrived to break up chaos when some attendees were jumping off the venue’s roof into a mosh pit.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Arnold hasn’t received an apology from Pollard or the band. But his loss will reportedly be covered by the show’s promoter.