i almost went to the free deerhunter concert at lenny’s friday night, but was so worn out after an insane experience at the midtown ru-san’s that we just couldn’t bring ourselves to go back out.
apparently it wasn’t the safest place to be.
according to a post on the deerhunter blog by frontman bradford cox:
We got a friendly homecoming suprise last night in Atlanta when Lockett and I got robbed at gunpoint after our show at Lenny’s last night. We literally had just walked off the stage and I was pretty wasted. Lockett was trying to take care of me and get me home. He grabbed my guitar and my stuff and we walked to his car which was parked about a block away from Lenny’s because it was so crowded. I heard a commotion behind us but like I said I was pretty out of it. I just opened the door to the car and collapsed in the passenger seat. Then I heard all this yelling and I hear this loud metallic banging on the window and look up and there is a gun in my face and a guy yelling “get the fuck out the car man” I stumbled out and see the other guy has Lockett with his arms spread on the roof of his car and is patting him down. Lockett was begging them to leave me alone. The guy put his gun up to my temple and said “give me EVERYTHING motherfucker I aint fucking with you” I just mumbled something and he put his hands in my pants and took everything I had. My cellphone, my wallet
well maybe andy can tell us where the mayor was while one of atlanta’s favorite indie bands was getting robbed at gunpoint after a gig that HAD to have attracted some police attention.
h/t to jamsmooth for the heads up.