Friday, May 14, 2010

Sick City Sometimes: Bomb scare at The Buzzcocks gig

New York's quite a jumpy place at the moment, with every odd car getting a second look. And sometimes a controlled explosion.

Last night, terrorism-jumpiness met punk-revivalism as a Buzzcocks gig was locked down after a 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was spotted outside, possibly with gas canisters in the back.

It was alarming for fans at the gig for a while - there was a genuine fear that if people weren't allowed to leave for a couple of hours, The Buzzcocks would be forced to play some of their new songs - but eventually people were allowed to leave by a back door.