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September 22, 2014


Scientist Tries To Crowd Surf To Handel's 'Messiah,' Gets Kicked Out Of Concert By Concertgoers

"Punk as f--k" isn't typically how leading theoretical chemists are referred to in the media. But this week, Dr. David Glowacki, a respected American chemist and Royal Society research fellow in London, earned that description after he was kicked out of a classical music concert for attempting to crowd surf during a performance of Handel's "Messiah."

Quoting witnesses, the Telegraph reports that Glowacki was enjoying a performance at the Bristol Old Vic in Bristol, England, and was "so overcome during the 'Hallelujah Chorus' he began lurching from side to side with his hands raised and whooping before attempting to crowd surf."

Tom Morris, the artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic, had previously invited the audience to "clap and whoop" with abandon during the performance. However, Morris admits that Glowacki, currently a visiting professor at Stanford University, was perhaps "over-excited" during the show, the Irish Independent notes.

Audience members reportedly became irritated with the antics and physically removed the scientist from the venue.

Posted by joke du jour at September 22, 2014 06:02 PM

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