4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Watch. Your. Drink.

“Nobody is safe from getting something snuck into a drink,” according to Syndicate bassist Tim Nelson, who says someone surreptitiously slipped band vocalist Chase Shelton a “roofie” before a Ken Club gig.

“Chase and I met up with a friend at Urban Mo’s,” says Nelson, who left the venue for around an hour while Chase remained to watch sports on TV. “When I went to go get him, I looked at him and said, ‘How many drinks did you have?’ He looked like he was wasted. He was very disoriented and didn’t know where he was or what was going on.

“He said, ‘Just one beer,’ but he also went out to smoke and left his beer at the bar. When it turned out that some patron had bought him the drink, my wife Lori and I looked at each other and knew that someone had slipped something into his beer.

“He kept saying, ‘I know what drunk feels like, this is something else,’ so I slapped him around a little and made him drink some water. We had no choice but to move forward and make our way to the Ken Club. Chase threw up a little at the practice studio.

“Thankfully, we were the last band to play…by the time we hit the stage, he seemed like he was really drunk. He was…flopping all over, but he was able to sing like he normally did.

“I really don’t think Mo’s bar had anything to do with it,” says Nelson. “It was probably the patron who bought him the beer.

“We made sure he didn’t drink anything at the Ken Club but water.” Syndicate appears November 13 at the Whistle Stop.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Macbeth At Saville Theatre, Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World, Leftover Salmon

Events October 21-October 22, 2021
Next Article

Chi Chi’s Mexican Cantina: new name in Old Town

A reminder of what a concentrated collision of tastes a taco can be

“Nobody is safe from getting something snuck into a drink,” according to Syndicate bassist Tim Nelson, who says someone surreptitiously slipped band vocalist Chase Shelton a “roofie” before a Ken Club gig.

“Chase and I met up with a friend at Urban Mo’s,” says Nelson, who left the venue for around an hour while Chase remained to watch sports on TV. “When I went to go get him, I looked at him and said, ‘How many drinks did you have?’ He looked like he was wasted. He was very disoriented and didn’t know where he was or what was going on.

“He said, ‘Just one beer,’ but he also went out to smoke and left his beer at the bar. When it turned out that some patron had bought him the drink, my wife Lori and I looked at each other and knew that someone had slipped something into his beer.

“He kept saying, ‘I know what drunk feels like, this is something else,’ so I slapped him around a little and made him drink some water. We had no choice but to move forward and make our way to the Ken Club. Chase threw up a little at the practice studio.

“Thankfully, we were the last band to play…by the time we hit the stage, he seemed like he was really drunk. He was…flopping all over, but he was able to sing like he normally did.

“I really don’t think Mo’s bar had anything to do with it,” says Nelson. “It was probably the patron who bought him the beer.

“We made sure he didn’t drink anything at the Ken Club but water.” Syndicate appears November 13 at the Whistle Stop.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Maya Moon gives Normal Heights a chocolate bar

Minimally processed and naturally sweetened food and drinks shine at new coffee shop alternative
Next Article

Keeping Up With Commander Cody

“He poured a much-too-large line on my hand”
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close