"It was a full-on bar brawl, like you see on Most Shocking Videos," says VV Morgue of a July 5 event she promoted at Chasers. As the band Ghost Ship was playing, Morgue reports, "I saw one of the bartenders covering her ears and making fun of the set. Then, she tells them to stop playing, because she thinks their equipment shut off an electrical breaker." The band stopped for a moment, no electrical problem was found, and they began their final two songs. "I'm sitting in the back when five guys show up, and one starts yelling [at the band], 'Get the fuck out, I'm a SHARP!' [Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice]... I don't know if he was really associated with them or if he was just trying to scare us off.
"This guy goes up to a fan watching the show and punches him in the head," says Morgue. Another patron reportedly snapped a picture of the alleged SHARP, whereupon, according to Morgue, "My good friend Bethany was between the running SHARP and the camera guy, and the SHARP punched her in the face and threw her against a wall." Band members got involved in the ensuing scuffle, during which "Ghost Ship's PA system got destroyed," according to Morgue.
The next day, singer Wyatt Frye said, "Ghost Ship as a band has never promoted violence in any way; however, the circumstances left no other option."
Morgue says police weren't summoned and alleges that "The bar let in underage kids, who were playing as part of the lineup...[that's why] they didn't call the cops." According to Chasers' website, they only book bands whose members are "over 21," but Morgue claims this notice wasn't on the site until the day after the altercation.