|Skid Mark (r) and his Air Band performing live last night|
at the Convention Center.
As the band opened with their one hit wonder, "Skids", security rushed the stage and stopped the concert. Band members Skid Mark, Buster Cherry, Checker Drawers, and Sweady Balls were escorted off stage by security forces and led to a bathroom in the Convention Center basement.
|Riot Police were called in and many |
arrests were made before order was restored.
This was the bands first concert in Bridgeport and sold out in less than three hours according to the band's manager Dusty Rhoads. The band was held in the restroom until Rhoads threatened to sue the city for false imprisonment. Skid Mark and his air band have been playing together for over six years and according to the bands bio, didn't start getting a following until they started playing their air guitars in their undies. "The kids love us!" Mark told Channel 1 News, "It's the parents that don't get it. They had their rebellion with long hair and short skirts. All we want is to just play in our dirty skid marked underwear." A fan who was arrested and released on bond, tried to explain it. "It's not about the music man, it's all about the skid marks. They're art in the purest form!" Skid Mark and his All Air Band hope to be on tour this summer providing they can cut a deal with Hanes or Fruit of the Loom.
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