One of the last performances of this year’s SXSW ended on a bit of a sour note.
The first reunion show from Death From Above 1979, on a late SXSW Saturday night, erupted in gate-crashing and flare-ups between police and fans.
According to Spinner, about twenty minutes into the band’s set the gate around the venue went down under fan pressure. The police began to assemble and the band quit playing, warning the fans that they would only continue after everyone had calmed down.
After a couple tense minutes, the crowd calmed down and the band hurriedly finished its set, after which the audience was quickly dispersed. It just serves as a reminder that at SXSW, you never know what’s going to happen.