The 1stBorn refuses to perform at The Open Carry Bumpstock Festival in Florida.
“I was afraid things could get out of hand” says Nigel T. Borne. “We were scheduled to perform between Gluten Free and The Cadaver Kids on the second day of the festival that The 40-Foot Colon was headlining. The festival was billed as an event that was “Celebrating The 2nd Amendment and Great American Music.” It sounded interesting and The 1stBorn is definitely great American music, so the 1stBorn were scheduled to perform, but when I saw the monitor mixer wearing a 9 mm Glock on his hip, and the stage manager wearing a shoulder-holster with the biggest gun I’ve ever seen, I realized this was an “open carry” concert. I shit my pants! Plus, right after the Gluten Free’s set, I heard shots and was told not to worry it was just the fans expressing their love by firing their weapons in the air. That’s when I knew we weren’t going on stage. I marched the band back to the tour bus, which is fueled by natural gas. My management company, 8 Man Box, reports the festival promoter, Al Shabad, is going to sue us.”
“Big deal” according to DeeJay Phake Gnuzz, another artist who refused to perform that night. “Dead is dead.” he added. “The 1stBorn will live to play another day,” Nigel Borne added as well.