Someone tried to steal Intronaut’s guitar off the stage, failed miserably

Posted by on January 25, 2016

intronaut 2015 306How many times have you  heard about bands getting robbed of their gear after a gig by someone breaking into their van? We should have an entire category of stories dedicated to that and probably label it as “St. Louis,” but this one is a new one for us, as it seems like someone tried to steal some gear from Intronaut right off the stage.

Intronaut recently played a free show at the Slidebar in Fullerton, CA and someone thought that “free” meant “take everything you want free of charge” and tried to steal frontman Sacha Dunable’s guitar from the stage. The band posted the following on their Facebook:

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show in Fullerton last night, that was super fun! And extra special thanks to the security guard at The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen for tracking down and recovering Sacha’s guitar from the dickhead who stole it right off the stage.

As someone who has gone to the Slidebar, I can see how the situation unfolded, as there really isn’t a backstage area to store your gear before or after the show and many bands just have their equipment laying on the floor at the back of the room. Assuming by the statement, I take the guys were getting ready to either leave or perform before the intrepid thief attempted to walk away with Sacha’s guitar but the security at that place is overly strict so someone took notice of the incident.

In any case, we hope the perpetrator was arrested and faces the proper charges for his shenanigans, and we’re glad Sacha didn’t lose his self-made guitar and is ready to hit the road this coming March in company of North and Scale the Summit. Check the list of dates and city of the trek below:

03/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
03/16 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/17 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
03/18 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/19 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
03/20 Lawrence, KS – Aftershock
03/21 Ft Worth, TX – Tomcats
03/22 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
03/23 Houston, TX – Walters
03/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/25 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/26 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
03/27 Charlotte, NC – Rabbit Hole
03/28 Washington DC – Rock And Roll Hotel
03/29 New York, NY – Marlin Room at Webster Hall
03/30 Boston, MA – Middle East
03/31 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
04/01 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/02 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
04/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
04/04 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/05 Winnipeg, MB – Goodwill
04/06 Regina, SK – Exchange
04/07 Edmonton, AB – Skylite
04/08 Calgary, AB – Dickens
04/09 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/11 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
04/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/13 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill


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