In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the post-hardcore band, Vorcha, shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story, after the break.
One of my personal favorites was when we played a show dressed as the ninjas of Mortal Kombat for Halloween. We just cut some different colored fabric into a Y, I was Scorpion, Adam was Sub Zero and Brock was Reptile. It was one of those awkward Hallo-weekends where actual Halloween day was on a Sunday or something, but we thought it would be close enough that people would be celebrating.
We had seen lots of decorations and a few people walking around Downtown in costume, but when we got to the venue, NO ONE was even remotely dressed up. Also, we discovered that the venue is half restaurant. Being a heavy yet instrumental band, we split our time playing with metal acts and mellow post-rock acts, so sometimes we’ll find ourselves melting faces in a room where no one expected it. Tonight was one of the mellow post-rock lineups.
We stuck to our guns and changed in the beer cooler, and when we walked on stage in front of a bunch of people trying to enjoy their dinner, we just saw a bunch of empty stares like “what the hell is happening right now”. Of course, there’s one guy in the back who knows what’s up and yells “Mortal Kombat!” across the room. Of course, he was stoked the whole time. I think he even yelled “Fatality” after a song and I wasn’t mad about it.
We played an awesome set though, we hardly ever speak on stage anyway so I think it worked. We like to have a level of obscurity (low lights, no stage banter, etc) in our performance anyway, and it was really fun getting to be a fantasy character (or karakter?).
We were sharing some dates with a kick-ass band from Mexico City, Sunset Images, and one of the guys was a writer for an E-zine down there. It might have been the language barrier, but he wanted to interview us for the E-zine and was asking us questions as though we had been a Mortal Kombat band the whole time, so we just went with it in our responses. When we got the article back, the cover photo is a stock image from Mortal Kombat, so I guess now Mexico City knows us as this ninja band.
But it was so much fun, maybe we should be.
-Mike + Vorcha