Things took a turn during a recent Circa Survive concert.
During the band’s show in St. Louis on July 21, guitarist Brendan Ekstrom abruptly walked off stage. According to him, Ekstrom noticed a man sexually harassing a female concertgoer during their show.
“For almost a whole song I watched a guy stand a row behind a girl flirting and then trying to kiss her. It was hard to tell what was really happening,” Ekstrom explained on Twitter.
“At times she seemed ok with his advances but after the second time of watching her push his face and hands away and try to turn back to watch the show I asked the security guard to go check on them,” he said. After the security couldn’t see what he was pointing to, Ekstrom took matters into his own hands and walked into the crowd with the security behind him.
After walking into the crowd to break up the altercation, security handled the matter from there. Ekstrom explained on Twitter that although he didn’t know the details of the situation, he was disturbed by the behaviour he witnessed.
According to the guitarist, what he saw happening took him out of the performance and he had to do something about it. He said the situation wasn’t flirting or anything of that sort and it infuriated him to watch.