Nashville, 2009- The Bonnie and Clyde Sighting
We heard on the way to the Nashville show that two of the most despicable and brutish outlaws ever to live was on the loose after breaking out of a Knoxville prison. I mean Lee and I almost turned the van around and headed back home, it was so frightening a prospect but we continued up to the show in an effort to finish out the weekend. When we crossed the Georgia/ Tennessee border, state patrol cars lined the expressway. Policemen with dogs were everywhere, searching vehicles and checking ID's. You would think a mass- murderer was on the loose, killing at will and when we asked what was going on, we were informed that Rebeca and Drew, aka "The Kiddie Bandits" were on the loose and that no one was safe. These hardened, life- long criminals had, in only three days, knocked over 6 convenient stores, 2 Turtles Records and Tapes shops, killed 3 chicken houses' worth of layin' hens and stole every stick of bubble gum from a Nashville Walmart. That's enough to make even the steeliest of men tremble and when we arrived at the guitar show, the load- in area was surrounded by a company of ex- Navy Seals. We loaded in without incident and as the weekend progressed, rumors flew that the dastardly duo might be headed towards the guitar show; We decided to take cover in the local pub across the hall for a quick lunch and a little respite from all the chaos. This picture shows the nice couple we sat next to in the pub- they were drinking some kind of backwoods Tennessee home brew and eating rare ostrich burgers. They were very friendly and even posed for this picture and it was at this moment when I realized that I was sitting next to the killers themselves. The demons that rob in the night...... The man excused himself to make a phone call and it's the last thing everybody sitting at the bar remembers until we all woke up bound, gagged and stuffed into a guys rickety Toyota Previa minivan. It took authorities an hour to get us all out and question us, but by the time this had transpired, the bandits were long gone. People of America, lock your doors and load your guns- our country is not safe as long as these two slayers are free. Stay away from Disneyworld, Toys R Us and any Chucky Cheese that you might come upon because armageddon is at hand. The Kiddie Bandits are coming for us all.....