Girl In A Coma
are regular road warriors, having travelled the world in support of their fierce, bare-all songs
and sharing stages with the likes of Tegan and Sara
, Cyndi Lauper, and Sia. With such an extensive list of shows donning their resume, we couldn't help but think — they had to have run into some strange experiences. From haunted venues to soirees where nobody showed, hit the road with these ladies as drummer Phanie Diaz travels back to GIC's top 10 strangest shows. 1. Sanctuary in San Antonio, TX: A stage diver dove off the stage, the crowd cleared, and he landed on the ground hurting himself. House lights on. Show over.
2. Smoking Aces, Mission, TX: Crowd moshing to our slower song "Their Cell."
3. Benders Tavern, Denver CO: Sound guy drunk, doing horrible sound, then had us kicked out by claiming Nina hated men because he was angry [and] we told him his sound sucked.
4. True Colors Tour , Oklahoma City: Cyndi Lauper thinking I was the singer for Girl In A Coma and having me attempt to sing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" with her. She pulled me onstage mid-song. I killed it — not in a good way.
5. Somewhere in Kansas: Showed up to a fest in the middle of nowhere to play for a bunch of people on acid. We had no clue.
6. Reno, NV: Don't remember [the] venue, but remember an old lady dancing for a long time in front of stage. Thought it was sweet, but it turned out she was a local swinger and attempted to make out with Nina. We booked it.
7. The Brick, San Diego: Colbie Caillat opening for us — she was unknown then.
8. J&Js Pizza, Denton, TX: Showed up and venue had no PA. Wasn't told you were supposed to bring your own. Instead of canceling the show, Nina walked up to the crowd and sang directly to everyone up close while we played.
9. The Rave, Milwaukee, WI: Haunted venue. Picked up some actual EVPs in the pool area of the venue which is now abandoned. Have a man yelling, 'Don't come back!' and a women saying 'not breathing.'
10. Seattle, WA: Played a festival somewhere in the middle of the mountains. A limo and everything took us to the event. Huge stage, lighting, food. Kittie was scheduled to play but canceled due to a death threat, we were told. We played to a couple of people, and even though they put tons of money into it, no one really showed. This was before, or right when, when we released our first record. We did get yummy salmon from Alaska out of it!