Coachella: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum Comes To Fan's Aid

Mangum doesn't allow photos at his shows

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"What's going on over there?"

Jeff Mangum, the reclusive singer of Neutral Milk Hotel who blew our minds last weekend, halted his performance at Coachella last night to to call attention to a distressed fan. Security at the Outdoor Stage wasn't paying attention, and this young female attendee needed help -- bad.

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Believing that she had passed out, he alerted security, who then rushed over to the woman near the front of the Outdoor Stage.

"Are you okay?" Mangum asked, as she was pulled over the barrier. The cellist performing with Mangum rushed to get water for the girl, and the singer walked over to make sure she was okay; as she was carried away from the stage by two guards she was conscious, but had a wide-eyed look of terror on her face.

Coachella security told us the fan fainted from heat and dehydration. They said she was treated by their medical staff and released.


In any case, she clearly has Mangum to thank for saving the day.

He waited until the girl was on her feet and offered words of well wishes.

"I was at a show once where someone was being taken away in an ambulance and the lead singer kept going," he related. "I was like, 'You're an asshole.'"

He then continued performing his set, which consisted of many Neutral Milk Hotel classics.

See also: Our complete Coachella coverage

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