Does anyone know if they disguised themselves when they played as the Sapphire Bullets? Or was it just blatantly obvious that they were impersonating fans of themselves? -Cronny
- blatantly obvious that they were impersonating fans of themselves. -Nosaj56 17:29, 20 Jan 2006 (EST)
I was discussing Flood with my high school english teacher (hes like, 30 years older than me and also a big fan) and he said when They toured Australia in the early 90's, they were the supporting band for themselves, but he didnt think they went by the name of Sapphire Bullets. Perhaps the Johns were doing the idea long before the Sapphire Bullets "cover band" officially began...
I will note that while they made no attempt to hide (or admit) their identities on stage, the print ads and mailing list notes before the show maintianed the illusion. Though they offered little enough explanation that the average TMBG fan would've known something was fishy, while the rest of the world may have thought "those guys have a tribute band?"
Haven't seen them in a while. Hope they'll pop up again during the new tour, it would be great to see Count Drinkalot too.
- Yeh, I was at the 9:30 Club show, and there were VERY few people in line who knew what the deal was, and those who didn't were pretty pissed about the concept actually, haha. "I wanna see a real opening band what the hell is this!!" Those of us who did managed very well to not let anything on. And Bryce had his shirts! Although ok ok, I missed out on getting one then cos I wasn't QUITE hip enough but I did shortly thereafter, and I swear to god if I'm ever wearing that thing out and someone recognizes it I will MARRY HIM OR HER ON THE FUCKING SPOT. OH GOD I MISS YOU SAPPHIRE BULLETS. BEST THING EVER, YOU WERE. --Self Called Nowhere 08:47, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
Flans said on twitter that Sapphire Bullets would be opening in Vancouver and in SF on the Sunday... --Chiasmus 23:28, 3 November 2011 (EDT)
Does the 2/2/2008 show really count as a Sapphire Bullets show? I was at this show and they referred to themselves as "They Might Be Giants: The Only They Might Be Giants tribute band that matters." And, Flans also said, "John Linnell looks EXACTLY like John Linnell." It's not a big deal, but they presented it as a 2-set show, and not as them being an opening act.