Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Tales from the road (part 31)
As if things weren't bad enough with Private Sector returning home for a funeral that would never happen as a result of a bizarre communication mix up- the real death was the father of Golden Mitchum front man Ron Gnarly who abruptly has left the tour- they came back to perform in front of, yet another hostile audience.
The band was scheduled to play the Reading Festival at Chapters-Indigo, except those in attendance had expected a reading from famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, not an 80's progressive outfit. J.K. was not scheduled to appear until next week but that didn't stop the mayhem.
Don Barley, bassist/ vocalist for Sector summed it up best, "It was horrible. When they found out we weren't J.K. the kids began to cry, then the adults started to throw Harry Potter books at us. One hit keyboardist Bob Stone in the head and he began to cry then passed out. Next thing we knew, we were all crying. Then we ran from the stage while Bug- Sector's drummer- carried the wounded Bob Stone. He is such a trooper. Horrible, simply horrible."
Private Sector move on to Belgium later this week.