Last Thursday my band played a show in Eureka at the local all ages wharehouse/club. It was our first time playing that venue and it was a really cool place run by some really cool people (mostly teenagers and some "old people" in their mid-20's. all volunteer). We wound up being the "headliners" because I had another gig to come from in Arcata the same night. The band before us was a really cool hardcore-ish band from SF. Their set ran kinda long, but we weren't complaining. The people across the street, however, apparently were. Keep in mind, this venue is in what you would call the "industrial" side of town and these people live in a tow yard. So we decide to cut our set down a couple of songs so as to placate the neighbors a bit. We tried to keep it down, but our drummer only brought two sets of sticks (one backup). So we go through our set and get halfway through our last song when the girl who was acting manager that night tells us to stop playing because the Eureka PD just showed up and the venue would be fined $500 if we kept going. We're apparently the first band that's been shut down by the cops at this particular venue (the organization's moved around quite a bit). For some reason, I've been feeling kinda "proud" that we got shut down by the cops. Feels very "rock and roll" to me. I've been smiling about it ever since. Just felt like sharing. Anyone else got any good "cops shutting down gig" stories?