MTV’s “Silent Library” has made a name for itself by putting people (some famous, others not) in high-pressure (and usually extremely wacky) situations to test their ability to keep their reactions quiet.
Such stunts include the “Milk Man” (which saw a male contestant try to survive an attack by a breast pump), “Not Happy Hour” (a game where five contestants have to consume a disgusting scorpion bowl in 30 seconds) and the surreal “Sad Bee” (wherein an old man wearing a bee costume shocks a contestant with a taser).
Baltimore pop/punk band [artist id="2121977"]All Time Low[/artist] are no strangers to wackiness, which is why they made for an excellent foil on the show; their episode airs Tuesday (June 29) at 5 p.m. ET on MTV. According to the band, the show is still up to its old tricks.
“We all threw up, and it was awful,” All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth told MTV News during the penultimate stop on the Bamboozle Roadshow in Philadelphia. The group was subject to a stunt called “The Unexpected Mexican,” which saw bandmembers Gaskarth and Rian Dawson attempt to eat nachos with some rather eclectic toppings. “It was hot mustard, tartar sauce and wasabi paste,” Gaskarth said. “And it was just covered. None of those sauces are even good. I started gagging the first bite.”
“I think they thought, ‘All Time Low is a bunch of jokesters, so we’ll give them everything that is sinful and wrong,’ ” Dawson said.
“I threw up, and I was just watching them,” guitarist Jack Barakat added.
All Time Low ended up on the show at least partially because of a Twitter campaign staged by their fans. “Apparently, our fans like to see us suffer,” Gaskarth joked. “But it was fun. We had a good time.”
“Silent Library” is coming off its hottest season yet. The second batch of episodes featured stars like Justin Bieber, Jim Jones, Asher Roth, Aubrey O’Day and members of We the Kings and Forever the Sickest Kids. In addition to the members of All Time Low,the third season will feature guest appearances from members of bands like NeverShoutNever, Hey Monday, Honor Society and Anarbor.
All Time Low’s episode of “Silent Library” airs Tuesday (June 29) at 5 p.m. ET on MTV.