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Mac DeMarco Detained, Released By Police During Santa Barbara Concert

Musician Held For Crowdsurfing, Climbing Venue Ceiling Beams

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Over the weekend while playing a show in UC Santa Barbara, musical artist Mac DeMarco was detained and eventually released by police authorities after crowdsurfing and climbing the ceiling beams of the performance’s venue, The Hub. According to The Santa Barbara Independent the detainment was actually the second encounter with authorities that night, as police were called early on in DeMarco’s performance to deal with moshing, arresting two individuals in the process: a 22-year old man who challenged fellow audience members and security guards to fight, and a 21-year-old woman who was charged with resisting an officer.

Though the show went on, near the end of his set DeMarco used the audience to crowdsurf and lift himself onto the venue’s low-hanging ceiling beams. From there DeMarco climbed to the second floor and returned to the stage where police were waiting, cutting the show short. The Independent goes on to report that that according to UC Santa Barbara police officer Lt. Mark Signa, authorities didn’t know DeMarco was the night’s performing act until they questioned him outside. Despite being held, DeMarco was ultimately not charged with a crime and will continue to tour behind his album Salad Days.



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