Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tales from the road (part 39)
It was almost the performance that wasn't. From the time Private Sector stepped off the plane in Argentina there was trouble as Sector drummer Brian Christopher was whisked away by armed guards, detained and questioned. It also included a thorough body-cavity search.
Seems the band's percussionist was the victim of mistaken identity and the man the police were really after, Calvin "the decapitator" Ramirez, a vicious drug lord, was still at large.
Although hitting the stage 45 minutes late Private Sector managed to rip through their set in front of an exuberant capacity crowd who believed they were seeing a Beatles reunion. Although Christopher's drum seat had to be removed from its holder post to make him feel more comfortable.