The leader of a British heavy metal band literally stopped the show Friday to defend a female fan from sexual assault. Sam Carter was performing with his band, Architects, Friday afternoon at the Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands, when he witnessed a man groping the female fan while she was crowdsurfing, the Huffington Post reports. “I saw a girl, a woman, crowdsurfing over here, and I’m not gonna f------ point the piece of s--- out that did it, but I saw you f------ grab at her boob,” Carter said. (See the video here.)
Visibly upset, Carter then said anyone taking part in such behavior should leave. The crowd cheered Carter's speech and video of the incident went viral when Dutch public radio channel NPO 3FM posted it to Twitter, sparking many people to thank Carter online for addressing what they feel is a common problem at rock shows. SafeGigs4Women, an organization that raises awareness about women's safety issues at concerts, said they'd seen a flurry of activity and interest since Carter's speech, the Mirror reports.