SPREE OF DESTRUCTION!

Members of the London crowd remain untouched by the peace and love vibe as they scrap for Tim DeLaughter's red robe...

Polyphonic Spree followed up their uplifting GLASTONBURY appearance with a full-blown symphonic rock experience on Friday (July 4) at the BRIXTON ACADEMY – though some fans were obviously left untouched by the feel-good vibes.

At the end of the gig, Polyphonic Spree mainman Tim DeLaughter ripped off his new red robe and flung it into the audience. It seemed however, that the much-desired item of history was not going to go without a fight as a crowd began scrambling and grabbing at the clothing.

The robe hungry fans continued pulling and fighting for around ten minutes, leaving DeLaughter standing on stage in his pants with onlookers describing the “tug-of-war” as “getting pretty violent”.

Speaking exclusively to NME, DeLaughter described the performance, saying, “I was a lot more over-zealous than I ever thought I’d be – the whole day leading into the event was a big day for me.”

He added, “I didn’t know how many people were going to come and I was like ‘Holy Cow!’ but once I got out there you have no idea how much human energy is expressed by people. It’s pretty profound and phenomenal to be a recipient of that – I was overwhelmed, completely overwhelmed.”

At the time of going to press, it was still unclear who ended up taking the robe home.

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