Monday night in Manhattan, reunited Swedish punk band Refused played their second of two well-received and quickly sold-out shows at Terminal 5 – a venue with a capacity of 3,000.
Roughly an hour after the curtain fell at Terminal 5, the band was in Brooklyn, setting up their gear for a secret show at Acheron – a venue with a capacity of just 150. It was an unexpected and fitting salute to the fans from a group who never warmed up to keeping anyone out.
Here's how it went down.
"Line to the secret Refused show." – @ilovemisery
"Secret" refused show at the acheron. Now.— Vinny Panza (@vinnyhooliganz) April 24, 2012
“Before the madness began." – @jon_yi
add 'seeing refused play in a 150 capacity room for free' to my list of reasons why living in brooklyn is great— ariel lebeau (@arielhatesyou) April 24, 2012
After playing for thousands of people, it looks like Refused is playing a secret show for about 75 at a venue I'm at frequently, The Acheron— Samuel Rubenfeld (@srubenfeld) April 24, 2012
The crowd at Acheron – @yourgrandfather
Holy shit. Refused at Acheron. Swedes, sweat, and stagedives.— Vinny Panza (@vinnyhooliganz) April 24, 2012
Watching refused cover earth crisis n front of 40 people— randy (@dullcommunism) April 24, 2012
"Absolutely insane…" – @anthonycafaro
A clear shot from the chaotic show – @mistercarley
The Refused show was worth feeling like this today.— RougetheDay (@RougetheDay) April 24, 2012
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Wow, im fuckin speechless. Just saw the refused play in a bar with less than 100 kids. I can finally grow up. Ive been waiting since i was 9— Zack Fortune (@FUROCHE) April 24, 2012