The High Strung (2009)
In one of the most unusual Cuban performances in recent memory, the Detroit-based indie-rock band accepted an invitation to play a show in the library of Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. military prison was an odd venue choice for a band of avowed pacifists, who had made headlines in 2005 for doing a tour of Michigan libraries to promote reading. Presumably the Armed Forces picked up on the story and hoped the Gitmo servicemen would be amused.
The High Strung, for their part, were understandably nervous about the whole endeavor. "It was like the Three Stooges going to Guantanamo Bay," singer Josh Malerman told the Agit Reader. "We had German Shepherds smelling our bags and our gear." The performance went off without incident.