Panic! At The Disco speak after second Carling Weekend: Reading Festival bottling

'We were quite scared' admit band

Panic! At The Disco have spoken to NME.COM after their return to the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival today (August 25).

Last year frontman Brendon Urie was briefly knocked out five seconds into their main stage set after being hit by a bottle thrown from the crowd, and today bassist Jon Walker came under fire got a bump on the head, but the group admitted they loved every bit of it.

“We were quite scared for the first four songs but after that it calmed down,” said guitarist Ryan Ross speaking in a video interview. “But although we had the bottling last year, we actually really enjoyed the festival. It was biggest gig of our lives and the time and the biggest crowd we’d ever played to.”

Speaking about today’s impact, bassist Walker said this year’s bottling wasn’t too serious.

“A bottle shaved my head,” he said, “but I was happy to take one for the band.”

The full video interview will be live on NME.COM soon so stay tuned.

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