Can you imagine being joined onstage by a member of the band you tribute? While most of us will probably have to stick to imagining, there are select few of us that have received social media shout-outs from their idols, and others that have even received cease-and-desists, (which is kind of like a shout out, but from their lawyers.) For one local tribute, though, their imaginings became reality when they were joined onstage by the drummer of the band they cover.
Carlos Faina, drummer of All Hallows Eve, is long-time friends with fellow percussionist Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative. Though they both grew up in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, they didn’t connect until adulthood.
Opportunity presented itself when the band was in town for their sold out show at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas, TX. Fans got a special treat as Johnny joined the guys on stage for a dramatic rendition of the atmospheric Love You To Death. And as the last synthesizer notes wavered upon the air, the enraptured crowd broke into roars of approval for the tribute from Houston, forever linked to Type O Negative by two boys from Brooklyn.