Ben Potrykus, live at SXSW
There may be no bigger gluttons for punishment than touring musicians -- and as proof, monthly storytelling series/cringefest "This Has Been A Disaster- Thanks For Having Us"
returns for Round 3 tomorrow night at Toad. For this installment, the
folks joining hosts Ryan Walsh and Steve Almond to grace the stage with
their mortifying tales of gig hell will be Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine), Ben Potrykus (Girlfriends, Christians & Lions), and Amy Correia
are alarmingly unprepared for this," emcee Ryan Walsh announced to his
audience on a Sunday night last month at Toad. As if to prove his point, co-host Steve Almond
was still trying to figure out his stage persona mid-show. (He
ultimately settled on "nonsexual criminal.") But there's no need to fear
catastrophic awkwardness here -- welcome to "This Has Been a Disaster -
Thanks For Having Us," a monthly storytelling series devoted to
real-life tales of gigs gone wrong.