Notes From the First At the Drive-In Show in 11 Years

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By all accounts, the crowds of ticketless hopefuls started to line up around four o’clock outside of Red 7, the low-key Austin rock club that At the Drive-In had announced two days earlier as the site of their very first show in eleven years. By 10:30, half an hour before the band was due to take the stage, fans had moved to the alley out back, behind the thick, concrete soundproofing wall, hoping to catch whatever noise would bleed over. A burly APD officer stood before them, allowing them to stay, but determined to keep the peace.

This is what happens when At the Drive-In reunites in Austin, and the couple hundred available tickets sell out in seconds. This is what that band means in a lot of places, but especially – especially – down in Texas.

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