DARKEST HOUR PLAY A HOUSE SHOW, LONESTAR TAKES A PISS BREAK, COPS COME
When I interviewed Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum last month the band was wrapping up their tour with Dillinger Escape Plan and en route to their final show of the touring cycle for The Eternal Return — a private house show for the winner of a contest. I’ve always wondered how these house shows for contest winners go down: like most Americans, I’m assuming the winner lives in a suburb with neighbors in close proximity to whom noise would be a concern. And where does the band set up inside a house? Where do they get a PA? Do cops come to shut down the madness?
Thankfully Darkest Hour documented the show and answered some of these burning questions. From the looks of it, this show ended up in a warehouse. I still wonder about the logistics of procuring a warehouse and who paid for it, but alas, those questions will have to wait for another day. No idea where the PA came from (the band obviously wouldn’t carry one on tour with them), but as for the cops… well, yeah, they showed up, but fortunately the band only had one song left in their set. Had Lonestar not stopped the show to take a piss break perhaps they would’ve been able to finish; come on dude, you couldn’t hold it for one more song?