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Why Wasn't The Dillinger Escape Plan Arrested After Early Antics?

08/30/2016
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(Metal Hammer) The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato says he was "out of control" when the band played live during their early days. And pointing to their set at the 2002 Reading Festival, when he infamously defecated in a bag and threw it into the crowd, Puciato reports he was amazed they got away with it at the time.

He tells Kerrang: "We were so out of control onstage back then that it didn't even seem that crazy. That's the crazy thing. Every show we were playing back then, we were lighting our drums on fire, we were smashing our instruments, we were throwing gear into the crowd, we were knocking things over and breaking things that didn't belong to us.

"There was so much chaos happening at that time that sh*tting onstage and throwing it at people didn't even seem that great, like didn't seem out of the realm of possibility. So I was really shocked when it was such a huge deal which is silly because obviously it's insane."

He continues: "The crazy thing to me is that if someone did that now they'd probably get arrested as soon as they walked offstage. Now that I'm older I can't believe they didn't turn us off. Why wasn't I arrested the second I walked offstage?"

Puciato says he must have believed he couldn't have been arrested when he was in his early 20s, but adds: "They tried to kick me out of England, they tried to say that I could never come back due crazy public indecency. A couple days after it happened we received word there was a possibility that I may never be allowed back into England." Read more and watch the full interview here.

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Copyright Metal Hammer - Excerpted here with permission.

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