Posted in music on March 23, 2014

Arcade Fire (more by Eric Kayne)
Arcade Fire

Oh no! Arcade Fire reports that something (much more valuable than a basketball) went missing in CT:

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: info@quest-management.com with any information.
I hope they get it back. Meanwhile, check out pictures and the setlist from that very show (maybe one of those masked crowd members is the culprit!).

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Comments (85)

"essential component of our live show" -- you mean used as part of duping your fans into the wrong part of a venue and then causing a stampede that nearly resulted in people being trampled on?

yeah, fuck right off, assholes. buy your theater department a new mask.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:26 PM

Amen 1:26!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:38 PM

Please burn it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:45 PM

hopefully someone has smashed this piece of trash.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:53 PM

126 seems like a cool person who never holds a grudge.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:56 PM

As much as I would like to salute whoever stole it, the culprit was probably a fan of this shitty band, which might make him/her dumber than the band members themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:59 PM

Check out the big brain on Win!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 2:02 PM

this is great...too good to be true

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 2:19 PM

Ahahahahahhaha!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 2:23 PM

Ditch the hokey gimmicks and just play the songs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 2:35 PM

The stink of bitter envy on this site is too much.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 2:45 PM

regardless of liking their live show or thinking it is too gimmicky. someone spent time and effort making the masks and it seems silly to steal something that is important to the band and whomever made it. let the thrashing begin...

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 2:49 PM

I am so excited about this I just came

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:08 PM

best thing to ever happen in bridgeport!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:09 PM

Bridgeport is fucking terrible.... after the Chappelle show and this it seems like a place you need to avoid at all costs

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:14 PM

can't they just buy a oversized Napoleon Dynamite mask for this dude?

oh wait, I see a stylist told him he looked like a fucking dork and he listened.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:15 PM

burn that fucking effigy of a head.

a pox upon arcade fire!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:31 PM

@3:14 Chappelle show was in Hartford

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:34 PM

James Murphy ate it

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:36 PM

Yeah you stupid motherfucker @3:14, the show was in hartford you stupid asshole!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:53 PM

@3:53 from the article: "Richy's bobblehead mask was taken from our show in (ahem) Bridgeport, CT"

Maybe if you calmed down a bit and took the time to read the post you would not be experiencing such an irrational sense of anger towards others. But, YMMV

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 4:36 PM

4:36--they were talking about Chappelle show, not Arcade Fire. Pay attention, dumbass.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 5:17 PM

I would poop in it, smear the poop all around, let it dry and permeate for a few days, then return it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 5:36 PM

@4:36 yeah you cock toker, they were talking about Dave Chappelle you dumb cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 5:44 PM

That mask looks a little like Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 5:55 PM

Is there ever any constructive or interesting conversation in the comments section on this site anymore? It seriously detracts from the site as well as impacting how often I and others I know now view its contents. The commentary has become not only ridiculously juvenile and misogynistic but incredibly predictable and monotonous over the past year and change, regardless of the article or performers featured. Some vague attempt at moderation would go a long way in improving Brooklyn Vegan’s offerings. Anticipated and boring hummus oriented replies in 3, 2…

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 5:55 PM

Someone give it back if they promise to go into exile. Why has no one said.....the ipods yet?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:10 PM

5:55 go fuck your self with your self righteous westboro baptist church talk.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:25 PM

Sociopaths love irrational anger. The funniest part is that they think everyone else is as angry as them. Such sad little children.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:26 PM

5:55 here. Thanks for the ignorant and expected reply. BTW, activist atheist and so far to the left it would make your head spin. So, I guess you really miscalculated there. I really do not understand what fuels the vitriol here. I'm out. Be well.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:30 PM

Lefties are always confused about simple human nature. Especially activist atheist ones, who believe that one day they will be able to disprove gravity as well. So sad, so predictable.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:34 PM

Leftists are always so convinced that they represent and have the support of the majority, when they willfully ignore the guffaws and misread the sarcastic exaggerations of others as sympathetic support. I'm no republican but I am going to laugh my fool head off when Rand Paul inherits the monolithic spy and rape government Glorious Leader has constructed and uses it against all the Lefties. Waving at them from the free side of the electric fence will be like Superbowl Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:40 PM

When 5:55 was attending Wesleyan University he had many mind blowing conversations about which bands were good and which ones were bad. He was considered to be a principled intellectual by his peers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:44 PM

5:55 here again. I support the klan and scientology.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 6:49 PM

All you Arcade Fire haters are just AIDS riddled faggots from Brooklyn who are mad your shitty bands don't get any attention. I hope you mothers get cancer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 7:18 PM

ATHEIST ACTIVISTS ARE NOT WELCOME IN THE COMMENTS SECTION

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 7:45 PM

now I know why tigers eat their young

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 7:52 PM

i shit and piss and diarrhea and vomit and jizz all over all of you and your grandmother's hairy twats

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 8:29 PM

fart in the mask and give it back

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 8:33 PM

^powerful solution

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 8:38 PM

That mask looks so cheap anyhow, I mean it looks so easy to make like an hour with dollar general supplies. Tell these assholes to just make a new one, geez gosh willigers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 8:43 PM

Some angry, forced-to-dress-up-to-attend-a-concert kind of person probably did this.

Or posssibly staged by the band, on their way down the slope into has-beens.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 9:10 PM

"We have photos of the theft but rather than press charges we would prefer..." L I E S

Posted by bs jones(!) | March 23, 2014 9:12 PM

^ Jive Turkey Jones

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 9:35 PM

It was for your own good, Arcade Fire. Imma steal Wayne Coyne's plastic ball next.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 9:45 PM

Fuck Arcade Fire

Douse Those Bitches

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 10:04 PM

These are some of the funniest comments I've read on this site. My favorite still to this day was the one with the guy talking about the ancient mesopotamian hummus recipe. Does anyone remember that?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 10:16 PM

@10:16 I personally enjoyed the screaming females comment threads.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 10:25 PM

Papier-mache bits have been seen from satellite images, floating upon the LI sound. The coast guard is deploying a cutter to investigate.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 10:45 PM

embarrassing public pleas! huge bands are materialistic humans too! we just want our thingy back! more embarrassing than dan deacon-gate 2012 green flashy head thing. be more careful with your shit, seriously how the fuck does someone just walk out with that thing, idiots

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 11:05 PM

Arcade Fire can like my bawls

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 11:07 PM

ARcade fire is important to rock in the year 2014. this event is bad and you all should feel bad when you heard about the mask, give it back coward cows and let richard reed parry be happy again. its sad hes sad and he just wants what he wants back, please give the mask back to richard reed and the arcade fire and they will be happy again, they deserve happiness because they are a nice band and important to rock and you should feel bad if you are reading this and if you have the mask of richard reed and the arcade fire please please pLEAASE give the mask back i cAN only beg A THOUSAND times you know pleaese please pleaseeeeeeeeeee

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 11:10 PM

its like that tv ad were the bros steal the mascot's head and are all wooooooooo hiiigh fiiiive

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 11:23 PM

*where

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 11:23 PM

Here's an idea - post the photos you have of the theft. Someone will recognize the person(s) involved and you will get your lame head back. And guess what, after you get it back, you don't have to press charges if you don't want.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 11:58 PM

5:55 here again.... all I can say is while you unwashed, uncouth plebians are busy stroking your pathetic three-inch cocks alone in the shitty room with no heat you pay $1600 a month for, I just.... no, wait, I'm doing the same damn thing. Shit man... life sucks

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:03 AM

Who in god's fuck is Richard Parry?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:06 AM

555 Is right on the money. This site has been highjacked by immature assholes. I've been checking in for years and at best seen 2 or 3 funny lines. The rest are just utter stupidity.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:20 AM

^The word is "hijacked" you stupid fucking crybaby.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:23 AM

^have you heard the iPods joke?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:24 AM

Reflektor is a really good album if you're jacked up on blow and can't get a boner.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:25 AM

I wonder if they ever fuck each other with those big heads on.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:26 AM

I just checked and the mask is for sale on craigslist. I have to meet some dude at a Wawa parking lot in Port Monmouth NJ and give him 10 colonuts, wrapped in brown paper. I'll be the hyena, you'll see.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:42 AM

^dude, time to let the ATDI go. it's hard, I know, but we all go through it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:44 AM

^ excuse me, 10,000 kola nuts. The price has been increased. Midnight, behind the box.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 12:44 AM

Lol, I remember seeing that damned mask lol!!! Saw arcade fire back in 2007 when I was a t*sco pig boy. Best live act today!

Posted by James Elenidis | March 24, 2014 1:44 AM

1223/4 You fit right in withe morons who post here.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 1:56 AM

1223/4 You fit right in with the morons who post here.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 1:59 AM

"hijacked" ? more like assjacked.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 7:35 AM

GWAR!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 7:47 AM

Serves them right ,,,fuck this band and with their pretensious quirky hipster bullshit , they love to have a good laugh at their moron fans expense with all their jumping through hoops to see them and snarky little tricks. Go sell records in Canada

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:47 AM

1:56/59 my tube steak fits right in to your daddy's tight shit pipe, you fucking bitch ass wanksta.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:55 AM

I just hope the guy who got his basketball stolen from Win Butler gets justice. Arcade Fire are bullying megalomaniac faggots.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:08 AM

It went missing with the Malaysian plane

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:38 AM

Since they're so broken up over the theft, it would be funny if the jokers who stole it drove around the country posing the mask in different locations and mailing the photos in.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:04 AM

wish there was a way for BV to exclude republicans, conservatives, tea-baggers, religious ignoramuses and anyone else even marginally on the right from even viewing this site.

a-hole right wingers don't even LIKE music (except for racist artists like eric clapton, kiss, country music, etc.)

the only thing that gives me comfort is the leftist-bashing a-holes on this site will have 8 more years of a democratic president when Hillary Rodham Clinton serves her two terms.

ps - anyone who believes in god is ignorant.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:11 AM

btw, 7:18/7:45?

i wouldn't leave your hovel today.

karma's a bitch.

just sayin.'

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:23 AM

RHIS IS FUCKINGNEWS????

UGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:27 AM

5:55 here....again. I know I said I was out before but I'm back in and I have to say that I am appalled at the level you've all sunken to. I'm specifically talking about the level you've all sunken to since I made my last post.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:28 AM

The mask is up my ass, if you have long fingers you can retrieve it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 2:38 PM

Coolest bro in dorm just became un-coolest bro in dorm.

Posted by Regs | March 24, 2014 3:04 PM

Giant Bro would have put this mask on then walked the fuck out without anyone noticing

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 3:41 PM

serves them right for playing Bridgeport.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:13 PM

i hope they get it back

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:05 PM

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