Panic! At The Disco Fans Have Been Stealing From The ‘House Of Memories’ Museum On Tour
16 August 2018, 13:08
This is fucked up.
Panic! At The Disco fans have been stealing rare memorabilia from the band during VIP tour experiences, and everybody has had enough.
As part of some tour packages, fans are allowed to explore the ‘House Of Memories VIP lounge’, an area which displays tons of iconic souvenirs the band has collected over the years. From exclusive photos to props from music videos, it’s awesome that fans are allowed to get up close and personal with these items. However, this might not be the case for much longer.
It’s been reported that some of the pieces on display have been taken by fans who are desperate to own a piece of the bands history. So far, it has been reported that three items have been stolen (two of which were allegedly later returned, but that’s besides the point). The items include a rare polaroid of the band from 2007, the robe lead singer Brendon Urie wore in the music video for ‘Victorious’, and an AP award. And let me tell you, the band are VERY pissed about it.
Zack Cloud Hall, tour manager and security guard for P!ATD, tweeted the following:
An extra special fuck you to the person that stole the Polaroid from one of my HOM cases today. I took that photo of Brendon and Ryan when we were out to dinner in 2007. This really bums me out.— zackcloudhall (@ZackCloudHall) August 15, 2018
Update: the picture was oddly returned to me. I don’t fully understand but I don’t need to. Thank you to the person who got it back to me. Guys I want to share all of this stuff with you that I have held onto over the years but you make it so hard when you keep taking it from me.— zackcloudhall (@ZackCloudHall) August 15, 2018
"An extra special fuck you to the person that stole the Polaroid from one of my HOM cases today. I took that photo of Brendon and Ryan when we were out to dinner in 2007. This really bums me out.
Update: the picture was oddly returned to me. I don’t fully understand but I don’t need to. Thank you to the person who got it back to me. Guys I want to share all of this stuff with you that I have held onto over the years but you make it so hard when you keep taking it from me."
This was followed by the official ‘Puppet Brendon’ account - a kind of alter-ego for Urie in the ‘Hey Look Ma, I Made It’ music video - tweeting about the situation as well:
It's rude and disrespectful to steal from the House Of Memories. I'm disgusted.— Puppet Brendon (@BrendonPuppet) August 15, 2018
I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that theft is a crime, and stealing from a celebrity is no different, but this situation goes beyond that. Everybody wants the opportunity to feel close to the musicians we love, but how can we expect to receive those experiences when a small minority of fans disrespect them like this?
Fans are in-agreement and they’re tweeting their annoyance over the thieves ruining the tour experience for everyone else.
PEOPLE— madison(sandra) misses dnp (@MadisonKaitllyn) August 15, 2018
STOP FUCKING STEALING P!ATD’S STUFF FROM THE HOUSE OF MEMORIES.
ITS SAD WE HAVE TO SAY THIS!
FUCKIN RESPECT THEM.
THEY ARE TRUSTING US WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL THINGS.
THREE TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED.
THIS SHOULD’VE HAPPENED NO TIMES.
So sadly some other asshole stole this polaroid out of the case from the house of memories are you fucking kidding me? At this point I won't be fucking surprised if brendon lost trust in us and shuts down the house of memories next year...I will be sad but not surprised pic.twitter.com/zXGSOGSD2W— 𝓜𝓪𝓵𝓪𝓴 ❁ (@sinsnvirtues) August 15, 2018
guys— sonja wants to give pw the 🌍 | 198 (@chIorinejoseph) August 15, 2018
what does it take to get you to stop fucking stealing from the house of memories because it is fucked up
brendon's AP award? the robe he wore in victorious? a polaroid from 2007 that zack took which meant a lot to them?
it's disgusting. i hope you know you fucking suck
I can't wait to see the House of Memories after even more fans go to it pic.twitter.com/ijd4eb8Xf3— erica (@airwrecca) August 15, 2018
I swear Brendon should either shut down the house of memories or have extra security or something. It absolutely sucks that people continue to steal things from it with no repercussions. What kind of scum do you have to be to do something like that?— Clique Theorists (@BlurredTheories) August 15, 2018
Some Panic! At The Disco fans have been called out previously for disrespecting the band, by mobbing Brendon Urie at Sydney airport, and one girl even going as far as to show up at his house. Brendon also had to cancel stage door appearances during his run on Kinky Boots because they started to get too intense. On the whole, the Panic! fandom is pretty respectful, and these fans only make a small minority of the community. Having said that, it wouldn’t be totally unreasonable for the band to close the ‘House Of Memories’ to avoid any more of the items going missing. Let’s just keep our hands to ourselves, okay guys?