WATCH: TØP’S Tyler Joseph Stops Gig After Getting HOUNDED By Fans In Crowd At Festival
26 August 2016, 23:48 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
"He put his trust in the people who were at the concert and they failed him."
Listen, we're all bound to get a little bit over excited when we're face to face with our favourite bands in the middle of a concert crowd but Twenty One Pilots just experienced something at a UK Festival that took things way over the line.
Tyler and Josh took to the stage at Reading Festival on Friday night (Aug 26) to play a set that was reportedly met with technical failure and security issues.
As explained above, Tyler's attempt to climb the platform was blocked by security so he decided to crowd surf to it. The video below shows him emerging on the platform with a ripped shirt and also includes him telling Josh to end the show.
#RespectTylerJoseph began trending soon after their set and the Clique are absolutely FURIOUS.
he put his trust in the people who were at the concert and they failed him. he was probably so scared with what happened #RespectTylerJoseph— kitchen sink (@nophuninented) August 26, 2016
artists do shows FOR YOU, so you can have the best time of your life but YOU need to respect them cause they're humans. #respecttylerjoseph— michael things (@allaboutmichaeI) August 26, 2016
i know most of the crowd was probably wasted beyind belief, but thats no excuse to rip and steal someones clothes #RespectTylerJoseph— kyle did it |-/ (@kyleeak) August 26, 2016
wild concept: acknowledging and respecting an artists health and safety when they crowd surf by NOT ASSAULTING THEM #RespectTylerJoseph— chlo (@exochlo) August 26, 2016
ASSAULT ISNT OKAY NOR JUSTIFIABLE, WHETHER YOU'RE INTOXICATED OR NOT IT'S WRONG #RESPECTTYLERJOSEPH— brøøke (@brookify) August 26, 2016
6 months ago BBC cut Tyler's mic "to keep him safe" & now security wouldn't try to stop the crowd from attacking him #RespectTylerJoseph— amelia (@anathemamelia) August 26, 2016
the last time they we were on stage he was saying "we did it" and now he had to say "we're done", this hurts so much #RespectTylerJoseph— Abby Casalvera (@ACasalvera) August 26, 2016
Literally unacceptable from security and festival goers. We all know how wild TØP gigs can get but there is absolutely no excuse for artists to be treated like that.
We hope the guys are alright and are not put off of their show on Saturday night (Aug 27) at Leeds Festival.