May 14, 2010


The Buzzcocks show was great- they still rock it. They actually opened up with the entire version of Boredom... instead of just the tease that they do on "Another Music". Straight run thru's of the "Kitchen" and "Love Bites" elpees and 4 encores. The place was packed.

However, dear friends; that is not the tale of the evening. During "Esp" the show stopped. A puzzled band than announced that the owner of a 1991 Oldsmobile was to please leave the show and move their car. Than the show began again. Weird.

Until the show ended and we all discovered that the 4 block radius around the theater had been evacuated! Yep- A BOMB SCARE. The car in question had some gas cannisters in the back and the NYPD brought the bomb squad in.

All of this was interesting, but my car was in the sealed off area! Nothing to do but go for some more cocktails. So many people were standing around at the perimeter watching the events. I call those people "idiots"! We hightailed it out of the area in case there was an explosion.
About 2 am, the threat was contained. They had a robot blow out the windows of the car and it also did some damage to a building.

It turns out, the car in question was parked 20 feet away from my car! Directly across the street!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was very lucky that the (small) detonation didn't trash my car as well!
I wonder how much my insurance rates would have went up if my car was blown up by the NYPD!!!!!!!



Karate Boogaloo said...

That's some crazy story...glad you got out of there!

Longy said...

At least you had a great gig and a car to go home in. Result!

Nazz Nomad said...

After my troubles with NY's finest at the Hole show a couple of weeks back, the LAST thing I wanted to do was have another encounter!