Nobody likes to see a concert ruined by a rowdy audience but that’s what happened when DJ Tira was struck in the face by a bottle during a performance this past weekend
It all went down at the University of Venda where the Durban-born-and-bred superstar was billed to perform at their All Black Party alongside the likes of Master KG and Heavy K.
According to eye-witness reports, everything was going well until an overly excited ‘fan’ decided to launch a bottle in DJ Tira’s direction and although he tried to duck, it hit the turntables and a fragment of the bottle hit his face, cutting the skin under his eye in the process.
The clearly traumatised DJ was forced to pause his set as he gathered himself, while onlookers tried their best to help authorities identify his attacker. Tira was as surprised by the attack as anybody else, especially considering that those on the ground have described it as “unprovoked”.
Speaking to Sunday World, the 42-year-old expressed his disappointment at the way events had played out when he said, “I don’t know, it must have been some drunk student who was over excited,” before adding, “I have not opened a case with the police yet, I’m still traumatised.”
He updated his social media followers with a video from the incident
Be warned, it’s hard not to grimace even just a little after watching this:
Traumatic experience this morning at University of Venda 🤕🤕🤕 pic.twitter.com/IIgc31vsAz
— Thank You Mr DJ (@DJTira) August 17, 2019
— Ndi_Thendo (@Thendzito) August 17, 2019
This is not the first time that a major South African artist has had to deal with a disorderly crowd. Cassper Nyovest made headlines in April when rowdy concertgoers threw beer cans in his direction but the rapper continued performing despite the threat to his safety:
WATCH THIS!!!! IN LIFE, YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING!!!! RT to the world! pic.twitter.com/b38HKhFORs
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) April 7, 2019
What measures do you think concert organisers need to take to prevent this type of behaviour from fans?