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Awesome Scientist Kicked Out of Classical Music Concert for Trying to Crowdsurf to Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Meet Dr. David Glowacki—a Royal Society Research Fellow and expert in non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics. He’s awesome. While attending a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Bristol Old Vic, he joined a crowd of hardcore classical music fans at standing area near the front of the stage and attempted to crowdsurf once “The Hallelujah Chorus” started playing. Unfortunately, Dr. Glowacki’s passion and fervor were unappreciated by his fellow concertgoers, and he was dragged out of the concert hall. Such is the life of a true fan, whose antics may appear odd to those who can’t comprehend their deep and abiding love of the art. Or, as the punk rock doctor himself has it:

“Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilized art form undergoing a midlife crisis. Witness what happened to me when I started cheering with a 30-strong chorus shouting ‘praise God’ two meters from my face: I get physically assaulted, knocked down to the floor and forcibly dragged out by two classical vigilantes.”

Stay true to you, Dr. Glowacki. They call you “mad” today. They’ll call you a pioneer in centuries to come …

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