Anorak | Harry Styles: Not the first popstar to be hit with something on stage (video round-up)

Harry Styles: Not the first popstar to be hit with something on stage (video round-up)

by | 28th, February 2013

RECENTLY, Harry Styles of One Direction, was pelted in the wang by a stray shoe, thrown from his beloved audience. This writer himself has thrown an errant trainer at The Prodigy, missing the target (Keef) by some distance and hitting the drummer’s cymbal at Reading ’96 (if you have a recording of the show, listen out for it during Poison ).

Of course, this kind of behaviour is not to be cheered at… mostly. It is wilfully stupid behaviour, but alas, is all part of the rock ‘n’ roll circus.

Some musicians get bras and drugs thrown at them, which is very nice. Most however, aren’t too pleased with what comes their way.

With that, let us look at some of the most brutal bottlings and weirdest missiles aimed toward people just trying to earn a living.

My Chemical Romance were greeted by the Reading faithful with a hail of missiles. Clearly not a popular addition to the bill.

However, MCR had NOTHING on the reception that Daphne & Celeste got when they dared to perform at the same festival in 2000. The way this pop pair dealt with the crazed animosity is probably the most oddly admirable thing to ever happen at a British festival.

Of course, sometimes these thrown objects connect, as Panic at the Disco found out when something thwacked their lead-singer on the cranium and knocked him out, cold.

So while some performers duck objects thrown at frightening speed and come out of it looking pretty steely and tough, some get gently brushed by a single plastic bottle and sulk off immediately, just like Morrissey , a man with a face longer than the chip on his shoulder. It would’ve been better if it was a cup of beef dripping.

While Mozza boo-hooed away from Liverpool, Tila Tequila went toe-to-toe with the Juggaloes at an Insane Crown Posse meet-up. She didn’t wimp off in a hurry and was pelted with everything that the Juggaloes could get their hands on… including their own faecal matter. Tila’s injuries were captured in a photograph after the show and, boy howdy, she had the nerve to take them on and has the scars to prove it.


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