At last night’s Fresno stop of the Scary Kids Scaring Kids / Haste the Day tour, some illmatic drama went down, proving once again what everyone in California already knows, that Fresno is a fucking dump:
We’d like to explain to everybody what happened tonight, and apart from it all we’d like to thank everybody who stood with us.
Shortly after Haste The Day’s set, when we were about to play tonight, a member of security told everybody, including us for the first time that there were “technical difficulties” and that the show would be postponed for minutes at most. He also asked that everybody leave the main stage area and enter the merch area until they figured everything out.
we had personally been told that the venue had a visit from the fire marshall because they were over capacity, and were escorting people out of the show to reach the allowed number of people.
After the Fire Marshall left, We had heard that they might be shutting the show entirely down and after a short while, we decided we would play to ensure that everyone who had paid had gotten their moneys worth.
Then some shit went down. Security refused to allow people back through the only door that lead to the main room. We told security from stage that everybody should be let through to watch the rest of the show. We continued playing, until I was handed a phone with a text saying “people are being pepper sprayed. ” We immediately stopped playing and told security that the police were being called and that we were ending the show in order to look out, and be there for all our fans stuck outside being sprayed.
The night concluded with police vehicles surrounding the venue and ambulances helping young girls and boys wash pepper spray out of their eyes.
We want everyone to know how furious we are at security, and venues that destroy the community we have built together.
We have worked for many years with little help to share love and will continue being true to our goals.
We are working to find a way to make it up to everybody who was put through this with us tonight.
Even if it comes down to playing a house party, I promise we will make it up.