In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the pop rock duo, Negative 25, shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story, after the break.
One time a couple of years ago when we were like 17 and 18, we played a show at this college in Louisiana. Really small school – student body only had 700 or so kids but they all came out for the performance, so it was super fun. After the show, we got some food with the stage crew, comprised of all college students. One of them asked us, “Hey we’re gonna go hang out in this abandoned frat house, you guys wanna come?” So. Of course, naturally, when these cool kids who were all older than us asked us to hang out, we were like heck yeah.
We head over there and start exploring the place, and it’s your classic abandoned building. They lead us upstairs and show us this spot where there are piles of textbooks that were left there from last semester for whatever reason. Right about then, we notice these lights shining in through the window. When we look out, there’s two squad cars and four cops shining lights in.
We ask the kids we’re with, “Wait, are we not supposed to be here?” And they’re like, “Well, like, TECHNICALLY we’re trespassing.” And we look around like, “Okay well TECHNICALLY there are also cops here.”
So several of the group head down and start talking to them, and we, OF COURSE, overhear, “You know if you weren’t students we’d have to arrest you for trespassing.” We looked at each other like, “Haha wait, what now.”
Not sure if they were just trying to scare the kids, but Bradley and I hear it and immediately jump in this tiny shower to hide. The cops then search this huge house for a solid 40 minutes, all while we’re stuck in this shower with the curtain drawn. They even walk into the bathroom a few times like 3 feet away from us, but never check the shower. After they leave the front door we immediately head down, jump through a window, and meet up with the rest of the group. Bradley pulls out a textbook called “The Sex Lives of Cannibals” he had grabbed off a shelf on the way out and has everyone sign it, and it’s on our bookshelf to this day. So if you ever visit us in Nashville and see that book on our studio shelf, we’ll show you the signatures.