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Pit Stories: Pants-Less Evil Clowns With A Cattle Prod Evade Police

Every week we check in with rock and metal musicians from across the globe to get their best stories from live shows.

While these traditionally take place directly in the mosh pit, sometimes the best stories take place just before or after the show.

This week vocalist / guitarist "The Horde" from The New Jacobin Club shares one such tale of a pants-less evil clown wielding a cattle prod and narrowly avoiding trouble with the local police:

In 2009 we were a 10 piece horror rock/sideshow on the road in Western Canada. At the time, we were on our “Cannibal Circus Roadshow,” tour, and some of our theatrical entourage were dressed as clowns…and not the sort of clowns you take your kids to see at the circus.

One night we found out that two of them were being questioned by police outside the club. One of them was no longer wearing pants. It turns out there had been a report of “two clowns carrying a cattle prod around in public.” One of them did have a cattle prod.

Their reply - “No, officer, we just found this lying here by the alley.”

The cop said “So you’re telling me that there must be two other girls dressed as clowns that were running around the clubs on this strip with a cattle prod?”

“Yes, officer.”

The police let them go. This actually happened.

What's the closest you've come to a run-in with the law while attending a metal show? Let us know in the comments!

The New Jacobin Club will also release "Soldiers of The Mark" this coming September 2nd, 2014. You can hear a song taken off the release titled "Champagne Ivy" over at Bandcamp here.

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Ty Arthur splits his time between writing dark fiction, spreading the word about underground metal bands, and bringing you the latest gaming news. His sci-fi, grimdark fantasy, and horror novels can be found at Amazon.

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