Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendan Urie was hit by a bottle seconds into his band’s set on the Main Stage at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival this afternoon. While beginning their opening song, the singer was struck in the face by the projectile thrown from the crowd. Urie immediately collapsed on the stage floor, forcing the group to stop playing. The singer was then surrounded by his band mates and roadies for several minutes before he managed to get back to his feet.
Folks who attend the Reading Festival take a certain personal pride in the stature in which the Festival has obtained. Over the years they have established an infamous reputation for being brutally unforgiving when it comes to bands they believe lack in the credibility to play their stage.
Well, I assume it was a Bloc Party fan. I mean, who doesn’t like Bloc Party!
UPDATE 8 PM EST: Brendan talks to NME.com about the bottling:
“I’m doing alright now, I could be way worse, I could be dead. What I remember is I got hit, got knocked out, woke up and finished the set! I was out for a couple of seconds, I guess. Then we played some music, it was good. I’ve got a bruise, but looks good. It makes me look rugged and tough. When I got back up with just got on with … I guess we were sending a message to whoever threw the bottle, you can’t stop us!”
The song Panic were playing when Urie got hit: “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage.”
FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH YOUR BEST PANIC!Y JABS:
“The Only Difference Between ________ And ________ Is ________.”