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Punk Scientist Kicked Out of Classical Symphony Concert For Crowdsurfing

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The Bristol Old Vic, in England, was the scene of a completely punk rock incident of crowd surfing in the midst of the classical symphony Handel’s “Messiah.”

The leading American scientist Dr. David Glowacki “got very over-excited,” according to those in attendance at the symphony, and was promptly thrown out of the theater.

To his defense, and credit, the artistic director did in fact instruct the crowd to “clap and whoop” during a performance. But according to the directors, Dr. David Glowacki went “too far.”

During the “Hallelujah Chorus” he started bobbing from side-to-side and then raised his hands before attempting to crowd surf.

Tom Morris, the aforementioned artistic director, said that this was the first such incident at a classical music concert in the town since the 18th century.

One wonders if there had been such an incident before then…

In any event, Dr. Glowacki, a Royal Society Research Fellow, defended his crowd surfing attempt, and accused the organizers of obvious hypocrisy. 

Some in attendance claimed that he “must have been drunk,” but Dr. Glowacki denied this, saying that “this may be a consequence of me being American, but I can quite easily be provocative without the need to be inebriated,” he said.

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