Nearly 100 Phones Stolen At WHILE SHE SLEEPS Concert In London

Nearly 100 Phones Stolen At WHILE SHE SLEEPS Concert In London

According to the Evening Standard, nearly 100 fans had their cell phones stolen by a gang of thieves during last week's concert in London by the British metalcore act WHILE SHE SLEEPS.

One of the fans in attendance, Daniel Snow, whose £450 Galaxy S8 was ripped off, said that he was told by security that 50 phones were swiped during the first three songs of the March 1 show. "Some people were really angry, a lot were stressed but we were massively upset by it," he said. "The gang were clearly organized. Metal fans are a great community. No real fan would do something like this."

Conor Burke, who had his £300 grey iPhone 7 stolen, said: "I didn't feel anything and I couldn't see it on the ground. I went to lost property, stood there for an hour talking to other people and there was just a constant flow of people coming out saying, 'We've had our phones nicked.'

"From the people I saw and talked to, and the amount of people coming and going, I'd say there was a minimum of 100 people. It was just ridiculous — it ruined the gig."

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police told the Evening Standard: "Police have received 14 individual reports from people who stated that their mobile phones had been stolen either inside or outside a concert venue."

WHILE SHE SLEEPS's latest album, "So What?", was released on March 1 via the band's own Sleeps Brothers label through Spinefarm. The disc was recorded with producer Carl Bown at the group's studio Sleeps Audio.

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