About the show: The show was dubbed 'Halloween Hangover' and turned out to be one of the most memorable for The Banana Stand. Waking up to find a series of mannequin heads planted around the neighborhood, we knew something was up. When the solo multi-instrument musician known as Mannequinhead asked for an hour to decorate the space, we knew it was going to be weird. And indeed it was, but a good kind of weird, our kind of weird. The popular trio Explode Into Colors played second before the much respected Dat'r closed the night. Since the show, Explode Into Colors have broken up following their signing to Kill Rock Stars and a national tour. Select tracks of their set have been released, making Banana Stand Media one of the only organizations to have live recordings of the group. Similarly, Dat'r went on an indefinite hiatus not too long after.
Mannequinhead set up a light show that was intense. Many of the early photos that were used as design structure for the early Banana Stand website were taken from that show by Aaron Colter.
Also, sometime before the show snuck Mannequinhead into our neighborhood and put a bunch of mannequin heads in different places. When he showed up to perform he claimed to have no knowledge of it.
The opening song by Mannequinhead featured remixed quotes from the cult-favorite TV show ‘Arrested Development’ from which Banana Stand Media found inspiration for the name.
Dat’r had a huge smoke machine for their set, it filled our basement space almost immediately and made it difficult to see. Rock & Roll!
We think this was the time that we had to ask The Mercury to unlist our show. Explode Into Colors were sort of blowing up at the time, and them playing a house party with Dat’r was kind of hot shit.
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