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Yellowcard Explain Their Orgy Prank on All Time Low

Very strange things happen when two bands hit the road together
 / November 28, 2012

When we caught up with Jacksonville punks Yellowcard, the Warped Tour vets told us about an incredible prank they once puled on All Time Low involving... well... a gay orgy.

"The last time we were touring with All Time Low, we found an all-male 'intimate session' on the Internet," says founding member and violinist Sean Mackin. At this point, frontman Ryan Key cuts in: "Mothers, put your children to bed if you want to listen to this story."

Key then continues the sordid tale. "There were a lot of people involved in this sexual experience. So we took some really amazing audio and fed it into All Time Low's in-ear monitors right when they started to speak to the crowd. So right when they went to talk, we pressed play and cranked it."

Mackin takes over: "So 4,000 kids had no idea what's going on, but they've got these headphones in and they're hearing all these glorious—or non-glorious—[orgy] noises." Key sums it up: "It was one of our finest pranks."

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