Richard Parry of Arcade Fire lost his head at a recent Connecticut show — quite literally.
Arcade Fire have been sporting some seriously heady costumes during their most recent tour — and in videos for tracks like “Reflektor” — so it came as a shock to the band when one of the giant papier mache heads was yoinked after a show in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The head bears the visage of Parry, and the band has photos of the theft, but instead of handing them over to the authorities, they’re merely asking that the costume piece be returned.
“This mask is a one of a kind piece that is an essential component to our live show,” the band wrote in a statement. “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: email@example.com with any information.”
Currently, Parry Head is still on the lamb, so we over here at MTV News imagined what it’s been doing during its stay in the Nutmeg State.
1. Visiting The Mystic Seaport
Who wouldn’t want to check out all the sights at the Mystic Seaport, home to the world’s oldest remaining merchant vessel the Charles W. Morgan (and myriad ancient salted strips of fish)?
There are barrel makers! A creepy jar filled with leaches at the apothecary! Horse-drawn carriages and streets just brimming with steaming dung!
Live it up, Parry Head — it’s time to party like it’s 1849!
2. Chilling At Mystic Pizza
When you’re in town, Parry Head, you just have to hang with Daisy, Kat, Jojo and the rest! Maybe they’ll tell you the secret pizza ingredient if you ask nicely.
3. Attending Yale
Parry Head could be chilling at Yale University in an effort to make his big head even bigger.
4. Bro’ing Down With The Gilmore Girls
If I were Parry Head — and capable of passing through alternate dimensions — I would most certainly be whiling away my hours in Stars Hollow, brushing up on my fast-talking skills with Lorelei and Rory. Grunt “hi!” to Luke for me, PH.
5. ’Whoa’ing’ At The Mystic Aquarium
You may be used to everyone looking at you, Parry Head, when you’re up there on stage all papier mache and dream dust, but when you’re at Connecticut’s finest aquarium, the baby belugas trump all. Take a moment to just bask in the anonymity that being surrounded by sea beasts engenders!
6. Balling With The Connecticut Huskies
Hoop it up, Parry Head!
P.S. Shoot me a line if you need a hot meal tonight, Parry Head. My parents would be happy to take you to the Steak Loft and perhaps to Sea Swirl afterwards if you’re good.