John Coffey in concert (Photo:@BertOttens1/Twitter) - Credit: John Coffey in concert (Photo:@BertOttens1/Twitter)
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:35
Much love for pic of teen Muslim woman crowdsurfing at punk concert
A photo of a crowdsurfing Muslim teenager at a hardcore punk concert is taking the internet by storm. The photo was taken by concert photographer Jan Rijk at a performance of Dutch band John Coffey. "Music brings people together, regardless of your origins. There are no limits", Rijk said to Omroep West. He posted the photo on the internet and it quickly spread through Faceook and Twitter. Within a few hours the photo had hundreds of likes, favorites, shares and retweets. The 17 year old Turkish girl in the photo decided that she'd rather stay anonymous. She's happy with the picture, but is worried about her parents' reaction, she said to the broadcaster. "My father might just laugh, but I'm afraid my mother says I can't go to concerts anymore. The Muslim community is a bit odd about hardcore punk."
This was yesterday in Leiden!— John Coffey (@johncoffeymusic) December 20, 2015
📷 Jan Rijk pic.twitter.com/H5IOrqWaSQ