Twin Cities music fans of the week: Screamales edition

Categories: Fan of the Week
Photos by Zach McCormick

[Editor's Note: In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise will showcase fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.]

Event:Screaming Females with Waxahatchee, Tenement, and Frozen Teens
Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
Date of Discovery: Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Name: Steven Brunize (left)
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Halloween Store Clerk
Name: Len W. (right)
Hometown: Excelsior, MN
Occupation: Freelance Illustrator/ Lazer Tag Operator

Why did you come to this show?
Steven: Here for the Screaming Females, he got me into them and brought me to the show. This is my first time seeing them.
Len: I've seen them eight times and every show has been magical.

What's your favorite venue in town?
Steven: The MinneWashta. It's a house venue's backyard music space.

First concert experience?
Steven: My first show was The Casualties around 2006 or so at the Cabooze.
Len: The singer-guitarist whipped a bottle at my head and it was a direct hit. It was about half-empty, so I still got soaked.
Steven: Actually, my first real concert was Aerosmith when I was 14. I used to fall asleep listening to Aerosmith every night growing up, so when my dad brought me to their show I totally fell asleep halfway through. I woke up for "Dream On" though!

What's the worst part of your day job?
Len: When drunks can't play Lazer Tag and hold their liquor at the same time. One year, around Christmas, a guy ran out of the arena and puked all over our Santa's boots. We had to give Santa free Lazer Tag passes for a month.

We gotta ask, what's with the hat?
Steven: It's a Half-Life reference. I'm a big fan of those games all the way back to the first one. I'm always scared someone will come at me with a crowbar when I wear this to shows.

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