Can Theft Kill A Band?
Most thefts, however, pale in comparison — at least financially — to that suffered by Portugal the Man. On an August morning in 2011, bassist Zach Carothers, still recovering from a long night of drinking, awoke to his road manager Ian Shaw informing him that the Portland band’s van, containing nearly $100,000 of the gear, and which had been left at an attended parking lot only a day earlier following their Lollapalooza performance, was missing. “It was a moment of disbelief,” he recalls of staring at the empty space where the band’s gear had been stowed hours before. “It was definitely a rough morning.”

Can Theft Kill A Band?

Most thefts, however, pale in comparison — at least financially — to that suffered by Portugal the Man. On an August morning in 2011, bassist Zach Carothers, still recovering from a long night of drinking, awoke to his road manager Ian Shaw informing him that the Portland band’s van, containing nearly $100,000 of the gear, and which had been left at an attended parking lot only a day earlier following their Lollapalooza performance, was missing. “It was a moment of disbelief,” he recalls of staring at the empty space where the band’s gear had been stowed hours before. “It was definitely a rough morning.”
  1. befreefriends reblogged this from indietrack
  2. shwattsy reblogged this from buzzfeed and added:
    that’s too bad, i love portugal the man :(
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  4. jenevuve reblogged this from indietrack and added:
    Oh noooooooooo I love Portugal. The Man :(
  5. indietrack reblogged this from buzzfeed and added:
    Interesting read.
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  7. jsamqua reblogged this from buzzfeed and added:
    This is a good read. I remember when Portugal got their gear stolen, my twitter feed was going crazy.
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  10. nottobeadickoranything said: How could a band no one has heard of be touring with $100,000 worth of gear? This is suspect.
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    Remember that time last summer when my friend invited Portugal the Man to her houseparty after their Flagstaff show and...
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  16. stevesmithis reblogged this from pinksad and added:
    Oh shit. I love these guys.
  17. pinksad reblogged this from buzzfeed and added:
    Poor guys
  18. treglega said: this happened to The Young Veins too, who split up shortly after.
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  20. thedoorkeep said: portugal. the man is from alaska, not portland
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