Doja Cat Concert Delayed Due To False Bomb Threat, Man Arrested

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A man-made bomb threat was made at the venue where Hollywood singer Doja Cat was performing on January 8. There was a large crowd at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis for the free concert held ahead of the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday. 

Following the bomb threat, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that he had been arrested after he attempted to get through security lines.

The concert was able to go ahead after the police ensured the backpack was safe by clearing the area for 20 minutes.
A separate warrant was issued for this individual and he was arrested. A statement from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) noted that the investigation into the bomb threat is still ongoing.

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— IMPD (@IMPDnews) January 8, 2022

Man Caught For Making A Bogus Bomb Threat

IMPD officials responded on Twitter to the incident and addressed the situation. They stated that the concert will still take place under the highest security as planned for the CFP as scheduled.

According to Deputy Chief Joshua Barker of the Indianapolis Star, a fan chose to do something very poor and told those around him in line. He had a bomb in his backpack in order to advance in line.

In advance of Monday’s college championship finals, police cleared a crowd gathered at Monument Square in time to witness pop trio AJR perform just before the concert gates opened at 5:00 PM.

Rumors of a bomb threat. Freezing temperatures. No bathroom access.

Anything – fans here since 1 say – for Doja Cat. pic.twitter.com/tH4eWr6kgs

— Madison Stacey WTHR (@Madison_Stacey_) January 8, 2022

False Bomb Threat Delays Doja Cat Concert

With her latest album, ‘Planet Her’, she had a phenomenal year in 2021. She is currently on tour in the United States. First-come-first-serve entry to the concert was delayed by 20 minutes. The concert went on as planned after that.
No comments have been made regarding the arrest by neither Doja Cat nor AJR.

Doja Cat took the stage about 21:40, sporting an outfit that paid respect to the football championship, after a brief delay.

Among the 16 songs in her 90-minute set was Woman, Say So, You Right, and Juicy. Spears has eight nominations at the Grammy Awards this year.

Unfortunately, there were a few incidents at the show. Following the rapper/singer’s throwing of drumsticks into the crowd, a fight broke out among the audience.

Doja Cat concert

The Evil Side Of Fandom

Fans are wonderful when they are dedicated. It is proof of art’s universal power when you feel a strong connection with an artist you have never met.

However, the Doja Cat incident brought to light the fandom’s darker and more fanatical side.

Fans who have acted like young people around musicians, including Rihanna and Beyonce, have been strongly criticized by them.

Today at the BTS Permission to Dance (PTD), a girl next to me and I were rudely ambushed by a fansite. She kept sticking her huge camera next to us and hitting our heads with it. They say in our seats and didn’t care when we kept telling them to get our. She then pushed me hard + pic.twitter.com/hptp6nr0He

— ash ⁷ saw BTS (@crispykooky) November 28, 2021

Ankita Khanrah

Ankita Khanrah is a second-year student of the Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme at the School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar.

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