Mac DeMarco Detained By Campus Police at Show, Wonders If They Have Small Penises

Dana Loftus
Mac DeMarco performs at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL

To paraphrase the Strokes, UCSB cops, UCSB cops they ain’t too smart. At least, according to Mac DeMarco.

Last Friday (Nov. 14), Mac DeMarco’s campus show at UC Santa Barbara was cut short when police mistook the garage rock rabblerouser for an unruly audience member, promptly ending the evening.

According to the Santa Barbara Independent, the night got off to an ominous start, with police arresting one 21-year-old student for moshing and another 22-year-old man for challenging security early on.

A little later, DeMarco got his typically rowdy live show going, climbing up into the venue’s ceiling beams and crowdsurfing amongst the 100-or so concertgoers. Police detained him when he returned to the stage, not realizing he was a performer.

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DeMarco shared the following photo over Instagram, shouting out guitarist Andy White and calling the penis sizes of the police officers into question.



According to the Independent story, UCSB police lieutenant Mark Signa says the police didn’t didn't realize they were detaining the evening's performer until they talked with him outside.

Concludes The Independent:

“It was definitely not some Slayer concert,” said attendee Haley Snyder who said the crowd was relatively small and mellow. “[Associated Students] wants to put on these on campus shows as an alternative to kids partying in Isla Vista. What was supposed to be an intimate concert turned into ‘I can’t believe the police are acting this way’… .There was no danger in the crowd.”