We can’t really say it’s a massive surprise, but an in-store appearance by Odd Future members, including Tyler, The Creator Earl Sweatshirt and Jasper Dolphin, has come to an abrupt end in Sydney after riot police were called in to disperse thousands of eager fans.
Hopefuls flocked to George Street’s Culture King store to get their moment with Odd Future, many of whom are sure to have some pretty cool war stories and Instagrams from back in their day, but unfortunately for most they didn’t even get through the doors.
According to theMusic.com.au, the queue to get in stretched for two blocks and both floors of the store were packed to the brim with eager fans.
Culture King has issued an apology to fans who missed out, stating:
“We were excited when Odd Future approached us about hosting an in-store. We’re big fans of their music and stock Odd Future Clothing in our stores. We’re very sorry to the fans who didn’t get to meet Tyler and the guys before police shut it down.”
Tyler himself also gave a shout out to disappointed fans on Twitter (in his usual shouty style):
“SORRY TO YOU WHO COULDNT SEE ME TODAY, POLICE SHUT IT DOWN, SORRY HOPEFULLY YOU COME TO THE SHOW!!!”
The EarlWolf tour will continue unheeded, no doubt. They’ll be performing tonight in Sydney then heading through to Melbourne and Brisbane, though you can be sure this won’t be the last time we report on happenings surrounding this tour.
SORRY TO YOU WHO COULDNT SEE ME TODAY, POLICE SHUT IT DOWN, SORRY HOPEFULLY YOU COME TO THE SHOW!!!
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) June 6, 2013
Watch: Circle pit on Australian EarlWolf tour – Perth, 04/06/13