I've seen them a few times, and they're a lot of fun live. One show was particularly memorable because someone in the crowd threw a shoe on-stage and hit George (lead screamer) right in the junk. They stopped, he recovered, laughed, then they went on.
Other than that I know there was an incident involving security at one of the venues here that they mention every time they're through town. I'm pretty sure the only reason they're playing Edmonton is because they've had a few pretty memorable shows here.
That said, you'd think Vancouver would also be on the list just to makeup for the free show that was cancelled due to the mini-riot during the Olympics
That wasn't excatly a riot, but there were way too many people trying to attend that free show. All that really happened was the barricades in front of the stage collapsed and people got landed on. Just a few broken legs, nothing major.
They already made up for that show last winter. (Still pissed they're not coming)
Post by Horned Gramma on Aug 15, 2012 15:29:35 GMT -8
Portland folks: as per Geno, Jack White will be performing a secret show at a laundromat on NW 14th and Glissan in about five minutes. If you are in that neighborhood, I advise getting your ass over there as quickly as possible.
I'm all the way on the other side of the river, but Stormy is just up the street and she's on her way now.
Post by StormyPinkness on Aug 15, 2012 16:33:44 GMT -8
Man-o-nam. Ran over there from work and got there at like 4:35. It was already full and overflowing into the parking lot. I still would have stayed but you could not see or hear him and it was 96 degrees. Anyone who got in must have been right around there to start with.