Actually, here’s a good one…
Fucking years ago when I’d not long moves to London and started working somewhere new, I was using kitchen encounters to have little conversations with people and tried to subtly find out whether or not we had any common interests. Well turns out one guy, Martin, was into similar-ish music, or American Indie at least.
At one point the conversation moved on to bands we’d seen live and he mentioned he saw Apples In Stereo not that long ago and was very disappointed in them. Apparently the sound was attrocious and despite everyone in the crowd shouting at them to do something about it, it stayed that way for most of the set. Not the sort of thing you’d expect from a band like Apples In Stereo. He ranted about it for a while, as he was a big Elephant Six fan and had high hopes for the set. I was a bit gutted as I think they were playing an upcoming ATP I was going to and I had been excited to see them live.
Anyway, fast forward a few weeks and I’m sat at my desk with my headphones on having a listen to their new album, when it gets to the end of track one and segues into a live recording of said song. In the live-segment ending, you can hear a crowd of British accents shouting things like “turn it down!” when suddenly one voice comes through louder than the rest with “everything’s feedbacking, can’t you hear it!?”. It was Martin. Made me jump out of my skin when it happened, proper worlds-collide, weird moment.
Around the 4 minute 10 mark.