The Official Punk Band of the Detroit Tigers …. Evan Fleischer
… decided to save costs on touring
by selling out and getting the chance to watch
a few games along the way. Fly on the same plane.
Maybe this is something Mike Ilitch is into.
Use it as a way to impress his kids.
‘Sorry you couldn’t go to Warped Tour.
Here’s a punk band that met at space camp years ago.
See how they stand under yellowing neon light.
See how anyone in the audience over 35 leaves with a whistling in their ears.’
So they’ve played ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ 162 times. So what?
It means they’ve had a chance to play together 162 times.
They are the official punk band of the Tigers, and they know
how to be angry. They know that anger isn’t an abstract ideal,
but something that is practical and useful. They know there is no
‘One right way’ to get to where they want to get to, a place
without name but is somehow late at night, the middle of the day,
a place where the breeze blows the curtains gently and you can
wear whatever sized coat you want. This is the place. This.