I am Brandon from Toronto and I got to drum with The Killers AMA!
Hello Everyone! Ill answer a few questions right off the bat:
How did I get on stage?
I brought 2 small signs to the concert that said “CAN I DRUM FOR REASONS UNKNOWN” & I hid one in my shoe. I was looking for the right moment to lift it up high for Brandon or Ronnie to see. The second Brandon took the bass guitar from Jake and approached the lead mic I raised it and he looked down at it right away. I was in the front row because I bought the VIP early access tickets so I was right in his line of sight. He immediately looked at Ronnie who then signalled for me to come up.
Had you met Brandon previously? I have never met Brandon before, came close many times but missed him by a few minutes.
Do you play in a cover band or just practice ti the music (something else)?
I dont play in a cover band or any band. I have been drumming for 12 years and the killers are my musical inspiration. I play for fun and I practice all of the band’s songs as often as I can. For Reasons Unknown is one of my favourite tracks and its one that means alot to me for many reasons... some will remain unknown.
Why did Ronnie Vannuci hang around the drum kit while you were playing? Was he saying anything to you
Ronnie was cheering me on the whole time and saying “YEAH, YEAH” and he then started playing a tambourine close to one of the mics on the kit. He then gave me a shot of Jack Daniels and let me keep the sticks I was using.
Here is a link to the the video of the night : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WJ_xKnf9q8&t=190s
EDIT: Thank you all so much for the questions and congratulations I feel alot of love :)
If you would like to follow what I do here is the link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9XGQC2GUL9XWgQnM9ptXmQ/featured
I make videos & take pictures.
Thanks for all the support!