Music festival bans pineapples because life is unfair

If you love pineapples and (wrongly) consider pineapples on pizza not a crime punishable by death (like the writer of this article) but the best pizza ever, we have bad news. 

Organizers at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals are implementing a total ban on pineapples, and they're serious about it. 

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On the festival's website, you can see the tropical fruit appearing alongside forbidden items such as fireworks and weapons. It's just as dangerous, apparently, but there's a reason behind the ban. 

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Fans of Oxford band Glass Animals bring hundreds of the fruit to its gigs in homage to the song Pork Soda, which includes the lyrics "pineapples are in my head". 

When the band performed at Glastonbury, some fans even came dressed as pineapples. 

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Revellers set up their tent after arriving at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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Revellers carry their belongings as they arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Revellers carry their belongings as they arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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Revellers carry their belongings as they arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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Revellers carry their belongings as they arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Revellers carry their belongings as they arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Revellers carry their belongings as they arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Revellers carry their belongings as they arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival, Britain, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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The band's stage was decorated with pineapples. It's a proper tradition, and members of the band are willing to fight the ban. 

The band's drummer Joe Seaward encouraged fans to sneak in the fruit: 

"Anyone who wasn't bringing a pineapple definitely is now," he said."It's fruitist. Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?"

A spokesman for Reading and Leeds Festivals said: "Organisers were a little concerned about hundreds of pineapples turning up on site so decided to ask fans not to bring them along."

He added: "The tongue may be slightly in cheek on this one."

The annual festival will run between 25 and 27 August 2017. 

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