March 23, 2014


Missing: Arcade Fire’s Giant Bobblehead

Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Last week Arcade Fire departed Bridgeport, CT, after playing a concert. But sadly, the band left without one crucial part of their entourage: a massive bobblehead. 

This may sound like a joke, but the alleged crime is real, Rolling Stone reports. The giant papier-mâché mask, a model of Richard Parry's head, has been part of the band’s Reflektor Tour, and was also seen during their Here Comes the Night Time TV special. It went missing after their show in Bridgeport. 

In a statement, the band insinuates that they have evidence that could lead police to the culprit, but they prefer to seek a solution that doesn’t involve authorities. Here’s the complete statement from the band: "Richy's bobblehead mask was taken from our show in Bridgeport, CT. This mask is a one of a kind piece that is an essential component to our live show. We have photos of the theft but rather than press charges we would prefer if the person who took it would get in touch with us to return it. Perhaps this is all an innocent mistake and you meant to leave the venue with your own oversized paper mache rendition of Richard Parry's head? Please contact: with any information."

Check out the bobblehead in action below: