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Successful Crash #6 Kool Keith at Mohawk

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Posted by teibs On March - 6 - 2009

mohawk4@ZackTeibloom I don’t feel comfortable at a poker game until I win a hand, I don’t feel comfortable with a girl I’m crushing on until that first kiss is locked down and I don’t feel comfortable in a new town until I crash a show. I’m comfy now.

I got to Mohawk* at 9:30 and scoped out the entrance to the venue. One hallway, two guys guarding it. The first guy takes your ID, then you walk 15 feet and another guy checks your ticket and stamps your hand. My first plan was to show the ID and then sidle by the second guy when the crowd swelled. That plan was extinguished when I realized… my ID had been taken to get checked (and was never returned to me) Monday night over Migas and Lone Stars at Trudy’s.

Halley paid for her own $13 cover as I walked towards the alley (behind the stage and a 12 foot wall) to see if there was an alternate entrance. I saw four dudes huddled by the wall and they asked where I was going. I mumbled something about nothing and they said they were trying to find a way to sneak in. Fellow crashers! I knew I had brothers in this town!

They eyeballed the distance to the wall, but could see that the crowd in the balcony would easily see someone leaping the wall. They also considered waiting for someone to open the door behind the stage, but after having been in the venue, that door is like opening a door to the very front of a lecture hall. Everyone sees you walking in. Not gonna fly.

This is how you crash a show at Mohawk: The real door to sneak in to get into Mohawk is the door by the back bar. If you started at the stage and faced the audience, walk to the back right corner. That door literally blew open at one point while I was standing near it. I saw some guys bringing ice in that way and couldn’t tell if they worked there. I wrongly assumed they didn’t and when I held the door for one he asked where my stamp was and I mumbled something about nothing and walked away. This happened once again before I made contact with Halley and had her wait until no employees were nearby and she could open door for me. Can I live while I’m young?

* an outdoor venue with plenty of balcony area wrapping around the stage in an L shape. Perfect for a 74 degree breezy night in Austin. venue

2 Responses

  1. Shore Said,

    I am less than impressed with the
    “success” of this crash. Getting in for free at the expense of your friend having to pay cover doesn’t add up. If all you’re going to do is come back at me with “you don’t even crash shows,” save it. I’ll take my peace of mind FTW.

    Posted on March 6th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  2. Teibs Said,

    I see your point. Halley just seemed anxious to get inside and didn’t want to wait for my crashing plan to hatch. It was her idea to go inside and wait for me to find my way in. A crash is a crash and this is most certainly a success. Come on, new to Austin. Still learning the ropes.

    Posted on March 6th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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