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Crowd surfer ejected by crowds at Handel concert

Bristol Proms curator Tom Morris has been forced to issue a crowd-surfing ban on concert goers after a leading scientist took his invitation to respond to Handel's Messiah too literally and was ejected from the Bristol Old Vic by other members of the audience, the Independent reports.

Before a performance of the Messiah, the War Horse director invited the audience to bring beer into a standing “mosh pit” in front of the stage and delivered the Bristol Proms rules: “Clap or whoop when you like, and no shushing other people.”

Stanford university scientist Dr David R Glowacki responded by attempting to crowd-surf, but his efforts were not appreciated by other members of the audience, who physically ejected him from the venue.