Have you ever seen a punk show on a train before? Now you have!

San Francisco punk bands False Flag and Privilege of surprise played a packed show inside a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train last weekend, which KQED and 107.7 The bone reported.

Powered by a portable battery and punk energy, the two groups organized the Blue Line BART concert to “show the world how fine our state-of-the-art public transportation system is,” explained Surprise Privilege bassist Cody.

But things got a little chaotic when a hundred or so punk fans were on board. “We didn’t expect so many people to show up,” False Flag’s bassist, Pretty, told KQED. “We didn’t even know if we would be able to play because the train was so packed.” (See footage below.)

“History was made tonight!” photographer Rob Coons said along with a viral video from the show.

“FALSE FLAG @falseflagsf (who plays in the video) and SURPRISE PRIVILEGE @surpriseprivilege pulled off the punk show of the century by playing on a BART Train (our public transportation train here in the Bay Area for those who don’t know),” the photographer continued. “Hundreds of people came out and not everyone was able to get on the main car. Chaos reigned and memories were made. Absolutely legendary.”

False Flag + Surprise Privilege Play Punk Show on BART Train – Jan. 6, 2023

Bands boarded the BART train at 16th St. Mission Station in San Francisco Friday night (Jan. 6). They rode to the Dublin Pleasanton stop as more than 100 fans crowded in along the way. On the way back to town they played six songs each.

Bands planned the show’s stops in advance to avoid any burden on the transit system. Still, six stops into their search, the train was briefly halted at the Fruitdale station due to a blocked door.

“And the BART police came on and we’re just like, ‘Are you serious right now?'” Pretty added. “All we want to do is raise as much money as possible for BART,” Cody said.

“The main public reaction I’ve seen,” joked False Flag guitarist Strong, “is people talking about how it must have smelled really bad on the train.”

“Punk Show on a Train” (fan video)

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