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Someone Shat in the Moshpit at a Turnstile Show

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Several years back at an Ulcerate show in Brooklyn, a very brave hero exacted revenge upon a drunk crowd-killer by body-slamming him into the ground, eliciting cheers from everyone else in the packed audience. Except the last laugh was ultimately on the rest of us: the wounded warrior, dazed and possibly concussed from the incident, got up, stood at the side of the pit with his hands on his knees… and blew chunks right into the middle of the floor. It was a small venue, and we all had to put up with that disgusting mess and stench for the duration of the show. But at least I got this story out of it!

I can only wonder if something similar happened at the Turnstile show at Vets Hall in Santa Cruz, CA, this past Monday, August 30, at which someone pooped in the pit.

Who and how? No one knows. But multiple reports of the incident appeared on social media after the show — some claiming that fragments of poop even made it to the stage — which led to a viral moment of sorts, in which seemingly all of metal/hardcore Twitter was opining on The Great Turnstile Poop Incident of 2021.

While some expressed predictable disgust, others shared sympathy for the pooper, who they figure must have been in a dire situation to allow that to happen.

Here are some of the best reactions (collected by Loudwire, including one from set-openers Show Me the Body):

Turnstile’s new album, Glow On, is out now via Roadrunner; order here. Probably not quite the way Turnstile wanted press to go for their new record, but hey, I bet they’ll take it! Upcoming tour dates:

9/2 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk Austin [tickets]
9/9 – Chicago, IL @ Metro [tickets]
9/12 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East [tickets]
9/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Maryland [tickets]
9/23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival 2021 [tickets]
9/24 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life 2021 [tickets]
9/25 – Indianola, IA @ Knotfest Iowa [tickets]
9/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Furnace Fest 2021 [tickets]
9/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnaces [tickets]
10/1 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
10/2 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World [tickets]
10/3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater [tickets]
10/5 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union Live [tickets]
10/7 – NYC @ Pier 17 [tickets]
10/8 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater [tickets]
10/9 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors [tickets]
10/10 – Philly, PA – The Fillmore [tickets]
10/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors [tickets]
10/13 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live Outdoors [tickets]
10/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J, Brady Icon Music Center [tickets]
10/16 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre [tickets]
10/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory [tickets]
10/19 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Factory at the District [tickets]
10/20 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater [tickets]
10/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park [tickets]
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom [tickets]
10/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club [tickets]
10/26 – Oklahoma, OK @ The Criterion [tickets]
10/29 – Houston, TX @ The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall [tickets]
10/31 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre [tickets]
11/2 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum [tickets]
11/3 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater [tickets]
11/5 – San Diego, CA @ Gallagher Square at Petco Park [tickets]
11/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Outdoors [tickets]
11/10 – Chandler, AX @ Rawhide Events Center [tickets]
11/12 Sacramento, CA @ Heart Health Park [tickets]
11/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Midway Outdoors [tickets]
11/16 Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Event Center [tickets]
1/5/22 – Sant Adrià de Besòs, Spain @ Primavera Sound 2022 [tickets]
6/23/22 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest [tickets]
6/24/22 – Manchester, UK @ Outbreak Festival 2022s [tickets]

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