Dr. David Glowacki, a leading US scientist and research fellow at the Royal Society in London, was kicked out of the Bristol Old Vic venue after an attempt at crowdsurfing during Handel's Messiah.
According to Metro, when the audience was invited to come to the front of the stage to "clap or whoop when you like, and no shushing other people," Glowacki started to get wild. Via Metro:
However, the theatre's artistic director, Tom Morris, admitted that Dr David Glowacki had got 'very overexcited' during the Hallelujah Chorus.
The respected chemist was apparently seen by witnesses swinging from side to side, waving his hands in the air whooping before he tried to surf the crowd.
The audience reportedly reacted not by joining in or encouraging the scientist but by getting him kicked out. Dr. Glowacki, who is a visiting professor from Stanford and an "expert in non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics," was not pleased, saying, "Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis."
He also denied being drunk, adding, "This may be a consequence of me being American, but I can quite easily be provocative without the need to be inebriated."
Make us proud, Dr. Glowacki.
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