I went out for a little walk and I was just sitting there on a rock, with trees and bushes all around and stood up and walked over to check the street and there was a policeman standing on the corner. No big deal, smoking is more or less legal and he was looking the other way and no big deal so I retreated to my seat and finished off the joint and solved all the problems of the world in my head, they should put a plaque on that rock.
So, I started walking home and now there’s two cops on the corner. I walked past them, crossed the street and was headed home. Then I looked back down the street and suddenly realized why the police were there.
There was a huge crowd, like I couldn’t see the back of it, shouting something incoherent, so I started walking toward them, along the side of the park, where plenty of folk were just taking it all in stride. I thought maybe they were Nazis. Anyway, there was a serious paucity of information in their signs and on their T-shirts, which all said ‘trouble gang’ if they said anything at all, and some of them were carrying flags, black and white stripes like in a parody of the American flag, and a black field in the corner, with some sort of insignia in it. It wasn’t a swastika, but it still looked intimidating. The chant was “Trouble-Gang, Trouble-Gang. The flag that was different was one big orange one saying ‘Radio Fajn,’ so I thought maybe some kind of promotion, but there were no serious cameras around, just a few people with cell phones. Also, plenty of police at the back, all in ninja black with paddy wagons at the ready.
When I got home, a friend of ours was here and I recounted the tale. He googled it real quick and trouble gang is apparently the posse of some Slovakian rapper.
Then, when Sam got home from work, I asked him how it went and he said “Terrible, there was a concert from some Slovakian rapper…” I said ‘trouble gang’ and he said yeah.
So, I guess it’s an interesting way for the fans to arrive at a concert, but if their schtick is to look like Nazis, well, that’s not a good look.