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Fan Arrested at Concert for Tweeting the Word ‘Bomb’

Posted on July 9, 2013 10:15 AM by Rob Williams
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It should be clear to us all by now that what you say online can bite you in the ass, and thanks to an Australian teenager, we have yet more proof to toss up onto the pile.

At a 12,000 person concert for pop artist Pink held this past weekend in Warrnambool, Australia, an overly-excited teenager took to Twitter to exclaim:

@Pink I’m ready with my Bomb. Time to blow up #RodLaverArena. Bitch.

To the non-Pink fan, that might seem a little unusual, but once you realize that one of Pink’s most recent tracks is called “Timebomb“, things become a little clearer. In the tweet, Bomb and Time are both capitalized… the logic seems simple. It wasn’t so simple to the venue management, however, who rang the police to come snatch him, which they managed pretty quickly, according to reports.

Pink Concert

It seems obvious (at least to me) that the teen meant nothing by his tweet other than wording “Let’s get the party started!” less eloquently. The teenager’s sister tried to made an excuse about how the tweet was written too fast to take care to spell “timebomb” completely, but again, the logic above, and his well-structured writing, hints at the fact that it was a statement to complement the track.

Still… damn. Just don’t say these things online. We’ve seen this happen too many times.


  • bob

    Frikkin’ ridiculous!, poor kid, being treated like an evil terrorist by the big bully “authorities”, Way to go, this is really stopping terrorism before it starts, I bet terrorists everywhere are so scared by this excellent police work. It seems FEAR is the objective here…

  • http://Techgage.com/ Matthew Harris

    FWIW, I think arresting everyone that goes to a Pink concert is a step in the right direction.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      If only people could share identical music interests as you.

      • http://Techgage.com/ Matthew Harris

        If only people didn’t support mediocre artists. I use the term artists loosely too.

        • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

          I can understand that, but I think you’re lumping Pink in with other generic artists just for the sake of it. She actually has a hand in the writing process and seems talented enough overall. It’s not like her songs need to be autotuned to hell or strictly written by others.

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