Earlier this week, it was reported that Ben Gibbard, frontman of Death Cab For Cutie, stormed off stage at a concert in Charleston, S.C. Bandmate Nick Harmer has said that Gibbard wasn’t having the diva moment everyone thought he was.
Speaking to Billboard while at Firefly Music Festival, Harmer explained how the event was a “non-story really,” and that the entire group was experiencing some technical difficulties. "It got spun as we left the stage mid-set,” Harmer described. "It was the last 20 seconds of the last song, and all of Ben's equipment failed at the exact kind of unrelated moment there was a giant fight in front of us."
"We would've finished the song, but we're all feeling a little skittish after Orlando and things were just -- we weren't sure what was happening. Suddenly, there was this moment in the crowd where we don't see this kind of energy happen in front of us.”
The entire interview is available to view over at Billboard. Watch Harmer speak to Fuse at Bonnaroo 2016 about his heavy emotional reaction to the Orlando shooting.