Usually stories of bottling are tiresome and overblown. Most “bottlings” are usually just a few bad eggs showing up to a show with the sole purpose of throwing their two bottles at the stage and declaring the occurrence a “victory” for themselves and those like-minded. Most of the time the serve as a sour note during an otherwise enjoyable set.
However, every now and then there’s the odd bottling story that can’t help but be viewed as comedic. Whether it’s The Rasmus being bottled off-stage after a single song (with 50 Cent on before them only reportedly lasting 20 minutes), the absolute onslaught of bottles My Chemical Romance faced at Reading 06 or disgruntled Lethal Bizzle listeners not having enough bottles to throw and resorting to heaping Muller Rice.
Yesterday, during Odd Futures set at T in the Park the audience grew restless with the band and began hurling bottles at the stage. It’s speculated the frustration was due to the fact frontman Tyler, The Creator hobbled onto the stage on crutches and began to perform his set whilst sitting in a fold-out chair, due to the fact he recently broke his foot. The first bottle was apparently thrown just as the band began to play ‘French!’ However it was not Tyler, The Creator (sigh) that retaliated first, but band member Left Brain, who seized the bottles being thrown at him and returned them to the crowd. Band member Syd the Kid (Urgh) reportedly high-fived an audience member that was able to throw a bottle into the face of a cameraman.
The bottles were eventually removed from the stage, though the show still finished 20 minutes before it was scheduled to. The show ended with an angered Left Brain screaming “We ain’t playing your motherfucking game!”, despite both starting the back and forth and having a history for this sort of thing.
The story isn’t entirely bitter. Later on, Tyler, The Creator commented on his twitter feed stating “This Scottland Show Was Awesome”and “Kid Got A Black Eye Out here In Scotland, With A Smile”. He later added “NEED TO DOO DOO”, possibly referring to the incident in question.