note: Hip-hop noise group Death Grips recently skipped out on a series of scheduled live performances. While avoiding direct comment on the incidents, a photo of a pair of handcuffs atop a drum set was posted to their Facebook page. Below are selected comments from Death Grips fans in response to the photo.
come to chile
come to brazil
its defffff greeeeppppps
come to my house
Is today’s concert still cancelled
is beyonce nice
Come to Jamaica
no-show at brazil
Do those handcuffs represent what it’s like to be in a band for a prolonged period of time?
you got the cuffs off. DUTY FREE
those are kids hand cuffs, i had a pair of those as a kid too. nice!
don’t play games with my heart dg today is the nyc show why the fuck r u still taking pics of ur equipment
FREE DEATH GRIPS
Punkest band of all fucking time
u can have all my weed death grips
What the fucking fuck come back to Quebec and actually play you assclowns
Did you no show to rehearsal as well?
yea I know ticket master called me telling me how dg fucked me over idk it attracts me to them more so I’m just gonna pretend I’m a pissed fan
Hey Stefan I miss seeing your face at work everyday..glad to see your doing awesome
DG fans are like flies around shit
the reason were all “entitled” is because we paid to see a band perform and they didn’t feel like showing up. maybe it’s too much to ask to see a band play live once you’ve already paid them, I guess.
if you look closely, it resembles the ohm symbol -
yeah it also resembles Illuminati and nazi symbolism. They are handcuffs.
the destroyed bass drum at the show and the bass drum in this picture are the same bass drum. this is like a nancy drew mystery book
Can you dudes at least pretend that you’ll play in Omaha
Entitlement is subjective, paying for something and then receiving is what we expect only because of how capitalism has been embedded into our social fabric. I am not trying to justify what they did but if it ends up burning away this useless excess bandwagon who are probably all going to hate them in 3 years then good riddance. Go and be pissed about how your pretentious little band didn’t show up. These guys are cunts, look at the way they are parading it on their posts and here you are eating it up and bitching about it. Playing right into their hands man and they are probably sat there laughing at our stupid pathetic asses prying over their facebook posts. Shit is kind of amazing really
You guys are the best. Butt hurt fans don’t get it. You played the industry now why shouldn’t the fans get theirs? Fuck em. Life’s a game. Come back to Philly, or don’t. I’ll still play your fucking songs
They clearly did this to get a reaction, the same as the dick on their album cover, and a reaction they got. I think they’re just testing the boundary to what Death grips actually is, they’ve already talked about doing like 10 tours at the same time and shit like that. Why are we so surprised? To be fair, I too would be a bit pissed, but please think about what’s actually going on, they’re not gonna feed the fucking point of what they’re doing straight to you, think about it. Either that or they’re just trolling us, in which case get off your high fucking horses and see the funny side to it.
Here comes the buttsoreness.
so much mad
i’m sure they’re laughing. if i was at the level that they were, and i had the ability to fuck over my nameless, faceless fans, i could see how it’d be funny, hell, i may even do it just to see what i could get away with. doesn’t mean they’re not a couple of fucking cocksuckers (as i would be as well if i did what they did) … but capitalism? really? funny, that’s how things have always worked here… you spend money for thing X and get thing X in return. end of fucking story. there’s no “it’s been embedded into our social fabric” CAUSE THAT’S HOW IT’S ALWAYS FUCKING BEEN. there’s no reason to bring any kind of politics or financial discussion into this whatsoever.
the point still stands: if DG had a reason, any fucking reason at all, for cancelling these shows, i’d be ok with it. bummed out that i missed them, sure, but if they said “oh so and so died” or “mc ride is shitting out his mouth and can’t stand up he’s so fucking sick” or “the bus exploded on the way to the venue” … all valid excuses. but to just not show up? or, even worse, have your management tell the venues that “the suicide note thing with the kid’s drum set and the CD playing over the PA? oh yeah, that’s the performance.” that’s even fucking worse. if they’d been doing that kind of shit forever, not showing up to gigs, then i wouldn’t care, cause i wouldn’t have wasted my time and money on them. but that’s not how it’s been with them. i do know that they play live, they just felt like being cunts rather than doing what their fans have PAID them to do.
Yeah eat Shit!
Fuck these guys. And fuck all this high horse consumer bullshit. If you paid to see something and they were just like fuck you guys, It shows that they don’t really care about what they’re doing. They need to get off their artsy for the sake of being artsy high horse. People gotta work to get to these things. And the people that were gonna go are probably huge fans. And that’s just a big fuck you to their fans.
I’ve put one rant up here, but just to clarify. Death Grips are not a fucking band, look for some interviews, Zach specifically says that. Death Grips are Death Grips, make of it what you will, but you pay to see Death Grips which may take on more than one embodiment. If you guys are like the Biber-esque fans who just want to try and see and touch them then you’re clearly not understanding what Death Grips is.
I’ve started a DG tribute band…and I’ve already cancelled the first 5 dates I didn’t book yet. And the drummer can’t use his conventional set, so we’ve opted to mic him banging on a busted furnace. I’m ready to book our tour
Also blah blah blah comment comment comment.
Being in a band kind of feels like you’re handcuffed. Maybe it represents something along those lines.
These 3 are the modern day Ozymandias.
qua qua qua culture shock culture shock
the funniest part about this is watching dickriders make shit up about how they’re subverting capitalist ideology of band embodiment or w/e. lol, i promise you aren’t actually much smarter than the people coming here earnestly bitching.
ZACH HILL IS FREE
no shows deep debt
Brandon you make dirt look smart
Darth Grapes, please come to Big Day Out in Sydney. I wanna get silly and snort ADHD meds at your show
death grips didn’t ask for you