Tomorrow is April Fools Day!
I used to fear April 1st in the days leading up to it every year. I was always fooled as a kid by my sisters, and I took it seriously and personally every time. Thankfully, I have lightened up a lot since then, and have embraced the foolishness and hilarity!
Although Zen says he has a hard time not giving away a prank too quickly by laughing or getting overexcited about it as it is being played, I have seen him pull some excellent ones on bandmates (including myself) over the years… April 1st or not!
A Good One:
Just the other day we were in practice, and Geoff went to use the restroom. When he got back we started a run through of Silence My Skin to rehearse for an upcoming show. Zen, Chris and Kyle start out the song, and then Geoff came in with his guitar riff… and it sounded horrible! It was out of tune… like a half step, so it sounded completely hideous. Naturally, Geoff checks his guitar with his tuner pedal, and it checks out — clearly in tune. He is really confused, checks his capo and the frets where he’s playing… tries playing it again.
Then Zen reveals that while he was in the restroom he and Chris tuned a half step off, so that they would sound fine together, until Geoff’s part came in.
I was cracking up! Geoff is Geoff (the chillest guy in the world), so he just shrugged and said “whatever.” But we got a kick out of it
What are some of your favourite April Fools (or any day) pranks?
- Erin Keely