Arcade Fire Seek Bobblehead Stolen In Bridgeport

One of the oversized papier mâché masks that Arcade Fire have been using on tour was stolen after a show in Bridgeport, CT last week. The bobbleheads have been a staple in the band’s live shows this year and were seen in the “Reflektor” video. The thief is presumably still at large and you can read a message from the band kindly asking for it back below. Their next show isn’t until March 28 in Mexico City so there’s still time for Richard Reed Parry’s missing mask to find its way back home.

Richy’s bobblehead mask was taken from our show in Bridgeport, CT. 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: with any information.

Comments (8)
  1. why am i not surprised that this happened in bridgeport

  2. It’s so effin’ lame that this happened. Some people just plain suck.

  3. “that is an essential component to our live show.”
    no, instruments are. musicians are. Bobbleheads aren’t.

    • If you’re going to be all literal about it, Arcade Fire could do an acapella show, making the instruments inessential as well.

    • I’m not sure a you’re really qualified to determine which props are and aren’t part of the Arcade Fire show that is more than just a bunch of dudes standing in front of a wall with guitars

      • So much hate for just stating the facts. You don’t have to cancel a gig cause you don’t have your props to make it more concept/weird etc. I’m not saying it’s a good thing they got their bobblehead stolen, I’m saying come on, stop acting like someone stole your instruments. There have been many stories of indie bands who got their gear stolen, and bands that weren’t able to play cause they don’t have the money to buy new instruments in the middle of a tour. Now read that news again: “Our bobblehead’s essential to our show”. Nothing bugs you ?

        I’m starting to realize any kind of criticism towards this band is forbidden on this website. And I’m saying that, having their first 3 albums in my apartment, so it’s not like I’m “trolling”. Anyway, have fun defending anything Arcade Fire says and does forever …

  4. Anybody see the FB comments on the Stereogum blog post on this last night? People were PISSED that the band was asking for the head to be returned. Their general logic seemed to be that smaller bands sometimes have their vans robbed, so Arcade Fire, with all their riches, ought to be crucified for so much as mentioning something so trivial.

    I have no prejudice against FB posters here, but there is a MAJOR difference between the people who post on the website (FB or no) and the people who comment via FB on Stereogum’s posts there.

  5. This is pretty funny. I bet this guy woke up like “Shit, what am I going to do with this stupid head now?”

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