Last night (August 1), Dominic Fike put on a concert at 713 Music Hall in Houston. There was a significant fog over the performance, though: Angus Cloud, one of Fike’s co-stars on HBO’s Euphoria, recently died at 25 years old. During the performance, Fike took a couple minutes to speak about it (as Stereogum points out).
As he absentmindedly played guitar, Fike said to the audience:
“Um, so I guess I lost a friend of mine recently. He died the other night, which is wild to say because I’m not really… I don’t deal with grief often. I haven’t had a lot of death happen around me, and this was the first time I feel like I knew the person well enough to cry over and feel something, you know? It was weird.
I was on my way to get a massage, which sounds so f*cking stupid, at the time, and I got this call. And it f*cked me up, obviously. I still got the massage, I felt really stupid. He probably would’ve been like, ‘Yeah, go ahead,’ you know? Even this tonight, I was sitting in the green room, and it felt… You know when things just feel, like, trivial? Like, you feel really small, and the timeline gets sort of stretched out.
I sometimes look at people like sparks. I zoom out, and I think people have wavelengths. And if you zoom out far enough, you see some people, probably not a lot of us at all, but I think if you zoomed out millions of miles, you would see this kid’s spark, you know. You could see it from so far away, even if it was a short flash. He would light up a room, any room he walked in. He’s a f*cking good dude. And he would have been… I felt stupid, though, coming out here. Like, this is so stupid, go do a show, act happy. But he would’ve wanted me to do that. He would’ve been like, ‘No, just f*ckin’ do the show, have fun.’”
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