Drummer Trent had a surprise when at the end of the band's gig at The Rails in Byron last Saturday a young woman approached him on the stage to ask if she could buy his trousers! Trent was sporting a pair of vintage 60's flares with vertical stripes and and a unique multiple button arrangement at the fly. Needless to say, Trent was not willing to part with his pants. The young lady in question asked if haggling would be an option, suggesting that if she had one million dollars in her handbag surely Trent would consider the offer.
Trent was agreeable to this and visions of waterfront properties started to drift through his mind but alas, the young lady did not have one million dollars to spend on the pants. Trent then raised the awkward issue that he did not have anything to wear even if he did sell them. The prospective buyer had this covered - she was willing to give him the Diesel jeans she was wearing. The young lady's friend (who by the way displayed her own renowned broad feet for the band and later took a photo of one of her feet up against the broad foot painted on the bass drum skin) pointed out that a button on Trent's fly was missing. Trent was embarrassed to admit that he had forgotten to do it up.
The irony, later to be revealed, was that when Trent got home he discovered he was a missing a button! Determined to keep his trousers intact after the pressure of the night before, he drove back to The Rails the next day to try to find the button. Having searched every place that he had been the night before and seeing that the stage carpet had been removed and that the whole surface area had been hosed it wasn't looking good. Feeling despondent and seeking a short cut out of the establishment behind the stage, he came across an area which appeared to have been the channel for the hose's run-off. Stooping lower with closer investigation, there was the elusive vintage button in the dirt! Right next to a guitar pick - discards from a gig night, too small for most to worry about picking up, yet large in their usefulness.