LDM Scandalous Adventures

Hey. I'm Tiffany Scandal and I'm a good-for-nothing broad.

So my little black heart tingles and aches to share this news, but one of my all-time favorite bands is having a brief reunion . . . this fucking weekend. 

Schoolyard Heroes are back from the grave to play Bumbershoot. Disbanded in 2009, they are back five years later to kill it on stage for Seattle's premier Arts and Music festival. Rumor has it that there might be a secret show in Seattle as well, but I wasn't able to confirm the details on that. Curses.

It's been fun to follow this band and its members over the years. During their hiatus, they all went on to pursue other endeavors. From solo projects to playing/starting other bands, it's been exciting to see these incredibly talented people not just disappear. 

I had the honor of being invited to photograph their last show back in 2009 at El Corazon in Seattle. Running on four hours of sleep over the last 60 hours, I grabbed my camera and my favorite lady, and we made the drive from Portland to Seattle. 

That night was intense.

The venue was packed. Bodies pressed up against each other so tight, you'd think we were sardines. We finally squeezed our way through to the photographer's den, caught our breath, and made sure we didn't lose anything in the process of osmosis through the sea of sweating bodies. 

And the show was amazing. There was so much heart, happiness, and sadness. This show had an impact on me and I thought, "this is how you fucking do it." 

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

Photo courtesy of Erica Danger at dddanger.com

At one point, Ryann helped a lady up on stage. They sat there, facing one another, while Ryann sang to her. And they both started crying. Right on stage. It was a beautiful fucking moment that still sends chills down my spine.

Anyway, I was heartbroken to see them split, but still continued to listen to them often. And now, five years later, they're back. For those of you who have tickets, please do yourself a favor and check out this band. Raw energy, badass lyrics, amazing musical talent. They are slotted to perform on Sunday at 530 pm. Don't miss this.

 

Keep it creepy.

-Tiffany


Tiffany Scandal is a writer, Suicide Girl, photographer, intern at Living Dead Magazine, and is currently obsessed with reading Y: The Last Man. Her first book THERE'S NO HAPPY ENDING is out now through Eraserhead Press. 

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