Monday, November 1, 2010

Calgary Band Women have Oasis style Fight On Stage

If you know the Indie scene you may know of the Calgary band Women. Well on Saturday the band members, two of whom are brothers, got into a fight on stage at a concert in Victoria which ended with the last man standing being escorted off the stage by security. Epic.

One concert goer said this...
As they initially came on stage the band members seemed to be struggling with Patrick [Flegel, guitarist] and a fight almost broke out. They went backstage again for several minutes...Patrick came out acting really erratic and said something to the effect of "we're breaking up right now, you're all going to see our last show."

  They played about five songs, which sounded pretty awful. At one point Patrick said (into the mic, during a song) "you fucked that up" to Christopher [Reimer, guitarist]. Christopher and Matthew [Flegel, bassist] left the stage at the end of the song. Michael [Wallace, drummer] left after another minute or two or later, saying "my music career is over." Lucky turned the house music on while Patrick continued "playing." Security tried to talk him off stage. He left, and then came back and started smashing Matthew's guitar against an amp. This was all extra comical in Halloween costumes (Mr. T, a sailor).

So after this of course everyone thought...or still thinks...that the band broke up, but the bands label released the following statement denying the break up...

With a heavy heart, we regret to say that the band Women is exhausted and are in need of a break from touring. They have experienced a lot of stress recently, and this culminated in a disastrous public conflict on Friday. Band members have been suffering from poor health, and are in near-exhaustion; as of today, all upcoming shows [including a European tour] have been cancelled.

I am just pissed that there wasn't a video of this madness. Victoria indie crowd fail.


1 comment:

  1. haha... it was only a matter of time for them. Surprised they lasted this long. Pat is hard to handle for anyone.


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