Slaves Step Up Security At Live Shows Due To Reports Of Unsolicited ‘Groping’ | Music News
Incidents of sexual assault at concerts have proven to be a persistent occurrence and only recently, Foals singer Yannis Philippakis called people out on it. Stating that it may “fall on deaf ears” of a male security guard, Slaves told the BBC that it might make girls feel safer if they have a female security guard stationed in the crowd.
As well as this, they make sure to look out for unsavoury incidents whilst onstage. “We’re definitely keeping more of an eye and we’ve started saying in between songs to have respect for each other, make sure everyone’s looking out for each other,” the band explain. “You’re not welcome at our gigs if you’re one of these blokes”. A campaign group dubbed Girls Against was established in October by five girls to raise awareness of sexual abuse at gigs. This young group is acknowledged by bands including Slaves.
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