Aussie reader Kylie wrote in with a special report from The Vines (yeah remember them?) show in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday April 14, 2007:
I thought you might like to know about a crazy 2002 moment I had on Saturday night. I went to see the Vines and the Red Riders play here in Brisbane (Australia) at The Tivoli. It was actually really great and the Vines played really well. Their fans were super into it – who knew. They got one of the most sincere encore chants I have witnessed in a while.
SO they come out for the encore and who comes out to help play the drums with them? Just Fab Moretti of The Strokes and HarMar Superstar!!!! It was insane and such a genuine surprise. People lost their minds (including me). Apparently Har Mar was in town supporting the Red Hot Chili peppers — but where the hell did Fab come from? Someone told me that he was supposed to be playing in some other band but it fell through, or something. But who cares! It was so exciting. They both banged on the drums and ran around for the encore songs of “Get Free” and “Fuck the World”. Fab also crowd surfed. But only very briefly. Unfortunately I didn’t take a camera so i didn’t get any pics for you. But I’m sure there will be some floating around somewhere.
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