Death From Above Riot (SXSW)
SXSW ended last night with a blowout Kanye show, PDiddy surprising fans at Fader, and various other epic moments. But the most talked about happening was the riot that broke out over Death From Above 1979’s Beauty Bar show. It was a mixture of the super full moon, last day of SX blowout, and the fact that this was DFA’s debut after 6 years.
Since Beauty Bar isnt that big (and it was silly to do such a hyped show there anyway) a massive crowd gathered outside in the alleyway . Halfway through the set a riot broke out and they and brought down the fence causing security and cops to take action. The Austin police calvery showed up and proceeded to tase, mace, and use extreme force to clear the alley.
Here’s a video of the craziness that went down. One of my friends got maced and was roughed up and at the end of the video you can see my other friend getting arrested. (Warning: explicit language)
Here is a video of what went on inside. The cops stopped the show and the band tried their darndest to calm everyone down so they could finish off their set. They tell crummy momma jokes and talk about Libya.
Finally here’s a video of Death From Above so you can see what all the ruckus is about.