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The End Of The Road... Toilet Paper Chaos
Posted on February 12, 2008Brighton on Wednesday marked the last show on the European Roadrage 2002 tour with Killswitch Engage, 36 Crazyfists, and Five Pointe O. And the last show was a riot, let us tell you. It's common knowledge that often on the last show of a tour, pranks are pulled. And the Roadrage tour was no exception.
It was during the KsE set that things started getting playful. There was a brief interlude involving some very sweaty clothes from Thomas of 36CF being draped over Howard of KsE mid-song. (Howard retaliated by giving away the clothes to a lucky(?) member of the audience.) Tom on drums for KsE was constantly squirted with water by Thomas, drums for 36CF. All credit to him, he didn't miss a beat. Various members of 36CF and Five Pointe stage-invaded more than once, trotting around the performing KsE like they were on horseback! Scottish tour manager Martin even came dressed for the occasion in a rather splendid kilt. It all came to a head during the 2-song encore, when nigh on all 36CF and FPO band members, label staff, crew, and even present journalists started a toilet paper war, throwing at least 30 rolls around the stage and into the crowd. Of course, KsE, the eternal professionals, played on mummified in toilet paper... and we'll have all the photos here next week for you to laugh over.
Show over, with bus call not until 5am, all the toilet paper cleared up, equipment packed away, there was norhing left to do but hang out with some fans, and celebrate stage manager's Jeff's birthday and going home!
Spoke today to Brock from 36CF and Tom from KsE... both now back at home in the USA, appreciating home comforts and a real bed. What's the very latest?
Tom: "I just woke up and it's snowing out. There was already like 6 inches when we landed yesterday! The tour as a whole was better than I expected but my favorite part was probably the last night. It was just fun trashing everything and getting water shot in my face!"
Brock: "You guys were great no lie... it's been a really amazing time! I'll never forget it all my life. We really appreciate you guys. I'm here in Oregon for 4 days then off to Anchorage for a month for Christmas and New Years. I'm gonna do nothing, just hang out and party with my best friends and family."