In Hearts Wake frontman Jake Taylor came to the aid of a fan and intervened with security during a recent date of Warped Tour. Video, via Instagram user jezzbeck, can be seen below, along with an official statement from the band, (via Alternative Music Closet).
This isn’t the first time in recent memory members of bands have intervened with concert security: The Story So Far’s Parker Cannon did so at Warped Tour in 2014, and Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall helped a fan in 2015.
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“Security guards are 99.9% helpful but it disgusted us to witness the 0.1% at Warped Tour in Dallas who was built like 'Duke Nukem' restrain and choke a fan in the crowd for 'moving towards the barrier'. His head was literally turning blue and all we could read on his lips were 'I can't breathe'. It was completely unnecessary, we did our best to intervene, pulling on his arm to try allow air in whilst every other guard just stood back. If you're a security guard reading this you need to understand that this is a metal show, not a UFC death match. And if you're in the mosh enjoy yourself and be respectful but you also need to be aware of the consequences – which shouldn't be the possibility of being put into submission to the point of unconsciousness. Please take care and look out for one another. If anyone else has any videos or photos please let us know so we can help find justice.”
Edit: A previous version of this article mentioned that the incident happened in San Antonio.