Last Tuesday Arcade Fire closed out the U.S. leg of their Reflektor tour with an amazing show at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
Unfortunately someone decided to be a hooligan and steal one of the bands stage props, a giant papier-mâché model of Richard Parry’s head. While I will admit the giant heads are awesome and just asking to be stolen, it’s still a crime and the band wants their giant fake head back.
They are being real nice about it though. In a hilarious snarky statement saying the band said,
“Richy’s bobblehead mask was taken from our show in Bridgeport, CT,” the statement said. “This mask is a one of a kind piece that is an essential component to our live show. We have photos of the theft but rather than press charges we would prefer if the person who took it would get in touch with us to return it. Perhaps this is all an innocent mistake and you meant to leave the venue with your own oversized paper mache rendition of Richard Parry’s head? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with any information.”
Maybe it was John Mayer! At one point during the show they did take a pretty good dig at him with their fake band The Reflektors. And they were wearing the fake heads!
Come on people. Bridgeport has a bad enough reputation as it is. Do we really want this, now national story, to become an even bigger deal than it already is? Just give back the giant head. (looking at you John Mayer)