At the last minute, their drummer, Tzt, needed a lift. He loaned his bike to his brother and bro never returned it.
Tzt lived so far away, but they needed him. They needed their drummer! So away they went, griping all the way.
Of course they didn’t like it. The concert was that evening and in the opposite direction. Worse, they pedaled their bikes twice as fast to make time.
Damn this last minute madness!
Tzt was supposed to have his own transportation, and doubling up on a bike plus the drumset would make it harder on the others. They would have to take it in turns so they weren’t worn out by the time they reached their gig.
Then when the band finally reached his place, Tzt said his drums were in his Mom’s garage and they had to go all the way there first. And his Mom wasn’t back along the way they came, she lived further out in the opposite direction from the gig.
Well that was the last damn straw. The band left Tzt behind. His cries of, “Wait! Guys! Aw c’mon, guys!” faded in the distance as did his history with them.
Screw it! They would just do without a drummer tonight. Now they were in a rush and running late because of that asshole, and they couldn’t afford to blow this gig.
Story by E.C. McMullen Jr.
Art: Insect Musical Band on Bicycles, by Andreas Paul Weber.
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