Run The Jewels often say things like “punches is thrown until you’re frontless” or “I put the pistol on that poodle and I shot that bitch” but when it comes to the crowds at their live shows, the duo take a strict pacifist approach. In a new video produced for the Your Choice initiative, El-P and Killer Mike explain their two rules for the crowds at their live shows.
The rules are:
1) The audience is part of the Run The Jewels community. That means if you’re jumping around, losing your mind, throwing your scrawny bodies up against each other, make sure you look around and make sure that you see if anybody’s feeling like they’re in some trouble, move them to safety, especially in the mosh pit.
2) Keep your hands to yourself. No fights in the crowd and don’t touch women in inappropriate ways.
What happens if you don’t abide by these rules? Well, Killer Mike will punch you in the face! And while I’m sure there are some Run The Jewels fans who would literally pay to have Killer Mike punch them in the face, hopefully these rules will be followed to the letter. In all, the guidelines are pretty simple, right? Wild how it’s just so goddamn easy to not be a dick in a crowd, but somehow artists still have to issue rules to their fans!
Your Choice is an initiative designed to create safer spaces at live music events. The campaign is spearheaded by Secret Sounds, who found themselves in hot water recently after arguing that their festival lineups were more gender-diverse than people were making them out to be. Many venues, festivals, promoters and musicians have signed on to support Your Choice’s cause, including POND's Nick Allbrook, The Avalanches, Dark Mofo, Groovin The Moo, Future Classic, and a swag more. View the full list at Your Choice’s website.
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