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October 8, 2013 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Spanish Indie Rockers Delorean Safe After 'Virtual Kidnapping' in Mexico City [spin.com]
After two days' disappearance and a ransom call to family members, the group is safe, but police aren't saying more.
More info here [Article in Spanish].
posted by Fizz (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I read this and thought someone had stolen the band's awesome vintage ride and held it for ransom, hopefully sometime in the recent past or future.

For the lack of an apostrophe the epic assumption was lost.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:27 AM on October 8, 2013 [5 favorites]

This is so bizarre I assumed it was another Negativland Helter Stupid-style prank.
posted by mykescipark at 10:19 AM on October 8, 2013

Is it wrong that after I found out they were safe that I thought to myself, "This will probably inspire some creative music. I can't wait to hear it."?

It probably is. I'm glad they're safe.
posted by Fizz at 10:20 AM on October 8, 2013

It's sort of a fascinating Spanish Prisoner riff on kidnapping, only the victims are enlisted as unwitting allies in the con.

In fact, I think I'm going to watch Spanish Prisoner again -- even though the long con there bears little resemblance to the classic con by that name, the essential component is a mind-fuck.
posted by dhartung at 3:50 AM on October 9, 2013

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