Home > News > Comments

Nearly 100 phones stolen at While She Sleeps show

Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:14 AM PT


Roughly 100 phones were reportedly stolen during a concert by UK metalcore act While She Sleeps in London last week. According to the Evening Standard, a "pickpocket gang" is being blamed for the thefts, which took place on March 1 at the Roundhouse venue in Camden.

"Security told me 50 were stolen and that was only after the first three songs," IT worker and show attendee Daniel Snow told the Evening Standard. "Some people were really angry, a lot were stressed but we were massively upset by it." Snow's Galaxy S8 was swiped.

"The gang were clearly organised. Metal fans are a great community. No real fan would do something like this," Snow added.

Another fan told the Evening Standard that security "did all they could to help" after his friend's iPhone was stolen. "Everyone was searched on their way out of the venue and made to unlock their phones to prove it was theirs," he said.

Conor Burke, who had his iPhone 7 stolen, said, "From the people I saw and talked to, and the amount of people coming and going, I'd say there was a minimum of 100 people. It was just ridiculous — it ruined the gig."

While She Sleeps vocalist Lawrence "Loz" Taylor was eventually made aware of the thefts and cautioned fans to check their belongings.


31 comments


anonymous
3/7/2019 7:21:20 AM
who uses phones anymore?

anonymous
3/7/2019 7:21:25 AM
Swiper the fox here, you'll never get your phones back now!!

anonymous
3/7/2019 7:21:32 AM
who uses phones anymore?

anonymous
3/7/2019 7:23:47 AM
RING RING RING RING RING BANANA PHONE

anonymous
3/7/2019 7:39:09 AM
let me guess: it was a bunch of "Western Asians"

3/7/2019 7:57:33 AM
she should have stayed awake

anonymous
3/7/2019 8:08:27 AM
matt barnum here. i'm a creep to all females

anonymous
3/7/2019 8:10:29 AM
pissgrave sucks ass

anonymous
3/7/2019 8:34:01 AM
Can a sports illustrated football phone fit in your back pocket?

anonymous
3/7/2019 8:56:59 AM
I'll never trust white people after this.

anonymous
3/7/2019 9:19:01 AM
this was an obvious scam setup by someone who works there. Too bad they didn't hire more men with an emphasis on non toxic masculinity

anonymous
3/7/2019 9:31:30 AM
Crimes without criminals? An invisible gang at work? Who are we gonna call? Unfortunately the police are the only ones to combat what some are already dubbing the silent crime wave. But perhaps the most disturbing silence is that coming from city hall. April O'Neill, Channel 3 Eyewitness News

anonymous
3/7/2019 9:35:39 AM
Sounds like someone was disrespecting their surroundings.

anonymous
3/7/2019 9:35:40 AM
thats what they get for listening to dog mess

anonymous
3/7/2019 9:45:27 AM
The pickpockets were Arab. This happened in England. When England goes out of the way to not identify the suspects, that means they are Arab.

anonymous
3/7/2019 9:59:40 AM
Not right...I'd be pissed. Odd how that many though. Maybe they'll get justice, I know I never will...pathetic when you don't give consent yet no one seems to care.

anonymous
3/7/2019 10:14:31 AM
I guess the fans slept on it.

anonymous
3/7/2019 10:21:59 AM
anonymous 30 minutes ago
The pickpockets were Arab. This happened in England. When England goes out of the way to not identify the suspects, that means they are Arab.

No no no, you can't say that! The politically correct term is Western Asian. Do it again and I'll have to report you for hate speech!

anonymous
3/7/2019 10:40:16 AM
Awful, they weren't able to call their parents to pick them up. Sad!

3/7/2019 10:43:08 AM
fcking LOL

anonymous
3/7/2019 11:41:41 AM
how is this even possible. every time i go to a show now people are filming the entire set

anonymous
3/7/2019 2:04:00 PM
Move over DMS, FSU, SOSF, etc. You got nothing on these phone thieves.

Could you imagine the dopes who make up those crews trying to pickpocket i.e. commit a crime which takes some degree of skill?

anonymous
3/7/2019 3:05:09 PM
"The pickpockets were Arab. This happened in England. When England goes out of the way to not identify the suspects, that means they are Arab."

did you and the rest of the retards in this comment section miss the part where they said they DON'T KNOW who did it?

anonymous
3/7/2019 3:42:04 PM
"The pickpockets were Arab. This happened in England. When England goes out of the way to not identify the suspects, that means they are Arab."

Found the basement dweller

anonymous
3/7/2019 6:30:27 PM
Should have just got have heart tickets

anonymous
3/7/2019 9:32:28 PM
I love that someone who read the news blurb about Have Heart is reading this LOL

anonymous
3/7/2019 10:15:58 PM
Too bad 100 people didn't get killed

anonymous
3/8/2019 5:57:34 AM
I love that someone who read the news blurb about Have Heart is reading this LOL

Apparently you are too LMAO

anonymous
3/8/2019 1:16:39 PM
"Crimes without criminals? An invisible gang at work? Who are we gonna call? Unfortunately the police are the only ones to combat what some are already dubbing the silent crime wave. But perhaps the most disturbing silence is that coming from city hall. April O'Neill, Channel 3 Eyewitness News"

/thread

anonymous
3/11/2019 7:27:43 PM
Arabs? As if any non white people would be be at a while she sleeps show

anonymous
3/15/2019 7:50:00 AM
Multiculturalism at its finest. What a paradise! Britain should just hang the flag of Syria.