Well, we, the Runaway 5, have been to a lot of wierd places and have met a lot of
crazy people. But, by far the strangest place we have ever been was Fourside. We had
done just another average day of performing at the theatre we were stuck at, and we
headed back to the hotel. It was black as night, since we spent some time at a
nearby casino. We hit the sack that night, and oddly enough, when we woke up, it was
still black as night! I told my singing partner to check the time, and it was 12:00
noon! Very unusual, I thought. So, we walked down to eat breakfast without trouble,
and when we got outside was when things started to get wierd. We went to ask a guy
if he knew what was going on, but he just said, "Hello... and, goodbye!" I felt a
fast rush and a sickness in my stomache, and when the rush stopped, we were right in
front of the theatre. It was then that we were pretty scared. Our drummer said,
"This is totaly not groovy, man! Crazy,"
I had to agree. Well, we walked into the theatre and the guy at the desk says, "Oh,
the Runaway five! WIll you not be performing here tonight?
"Yes, we will," Says I. The man checks a book.
"But, you are not scheduled tonight."
"We play everynight."
"No, you don't. Don't go to the back and get ready, because the fans aren't waiting
I was pretty confused at this point, but, me, being the smart guy that I am, said,"
Wait, no we are not playing tonight. Don't move out of our way." No meant yes and
yes meant no. I came to one conclusion, and one conclusion only: Today was opposite
day! The man moved out of the way and the theatre was packed as usual. We put on a
below average performance, since we were all feeling a little sick thinking about
the odd events that had already taken place. After the performance, we walked back
outside and headed back for the hotel. The next freakish event that day scared me.
After walking for about five minutes, our sax player jolted and toppled over. We ran
"Are you O.k., dude?" The drummer asks.
"What happened? I ran into a wall," the sax man says.
I walked over to where he fell over, and sure enough, a spot that looked like
invisible air was solid as steel. We talked to a nearby guy. He said, "Welcome to
Moonside. De si on mo Moonside."
Now, I was scared enough to pee my pants! We were in a freakish place called
Moonside, where maniacs run around, yes is no and no is yes, and people talk
backwards and there are invisible walls that strange Hawaiian shirted men send you
through. The next and last part of this nightmare was the worst. A fire hydrant
uprooted itself and started chasing us. We actualy didn't start running until the
hydrant popped off one of it's metal caps with tremendous force. We kept on running
until we hit one of the invisible walls, where we passed out. When we woke up, the
sun was shining and we were in a back alley, right next to a brick building. We did
not hesitate to run back to the hotel, grab our stuff and get ready to high tail it,
no matter what the theatre owner thought about it. We decided to go back to the
theatre for one last show, when we found out our little friends from Twoson had
bailed us out again! We could take off now and not get in trouble. Our last show
there featured the
lovely Venus. After the show, though, we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave
without somehow paying back a very old debt to our friends. We recieved information
that they went to the top of the Montonoli building. We managed to infiltrate the
top floor and stood back as our friends took care of the guard bots. But, it was
the little bot that they couldn't stop where we payed our dues and gave them a ride
to Threed again. We never even dared to set foot in Fourside another time, and
we've beem doing great. I thank all of our friends and fans for reading our travel