Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Auf wiedersehen, Pet

Be Your Own Pet have quit the Warped tour:

We regret to inform our fans that we will not be participating in this year's Warped Tour. We have been going non-stop for the past 6 months and didn't realize how much the intense schedule would take out of us. Something had to give and sadly its this tour.

Much, much too busy, then.

Their non-appearance has nothing, of course, to do with their previous observation about the Warped tour and the fools from whom it will be removing ticket cash:
I just associate it with a certain look and a certain style and the kind of kids at school that I thought were-- this is really bad, I'm sure-- the kind of kids that were dumbasses wearing Rancid t-shirts who thought they knew what punk rock was and threw things at people in the cafeteria.

So it's like, okay, now we're going to be performing for these people. Our label is under the impression that we're going to play one date and then automatically sell 100,000 more records. All those bands have this very specific look and sound and style. It's like the new hair metal or something. There are like 10 different rules about how you write a song and what everything sounds like and looks like.

Apparently, there's an extra rule about not slagging off the dumbasses in their Rancid t-shirts.

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