Over recent months, performers such as Cardi B, Harry Styles, and Drake have experienced objects being thrown onto the stage. What's behind this trend?
The current concert season is witnessing a trend of objects being thrown at artists on stage, often injuring artists.
This trend is linked to post-COVID behavioral issues, lowered inhibitions from drinks/drugs & increasingly close relationships between fans and performers.
Desire for attention and social media clout contributes to the trend, facilitated by anonymity in crowded venues.
Misogyny potentially influences the phenomenon, particularly targeting women artists.
Historical instances show fans throwing objects at performers, revealing the nuanced relationship between audiences and artists.
Factors such as clashing performer-audience dynamics and loss of sense of ownership over the show may play a role.
Artists like Adele and Drake respond to the trend with humor and sternness.
Concertgoers' desperation for attention and disruption of typical show etiquette are alarming for concert organizers.