The members of Mae, the Virginia alt-pop band that played the North Star Bar on Tuesday and Wednesday, woke up on Thursday in a city that had just lost the World Series to find that their van and a trailer containing all of their equipment had been stolen. The band was staying at the Holiday Inn on Packer Ave. in South Philadelphia, a stone's throw from Citizen's Bank Park. Here are Mae's own words on the matter: "This morning we woke up to find our van, trailer, all instruments, equipment and merchandise had been stolen from the hotel parking lot. This misfortune has fallen among many of our friends in the past and after touring for 8 years this sort of thing is bound to happen. We have four dates left on our tour and will play the shows with the help of our friends in Deas Vail and Jenny Owen Youngs. It's in these moments that our fans lift us up and remind us why we do what we do. We thank you for the immediate outpouring of love and support.”
Tonight, the band will be at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in Manhattan, playing a show with borrowed equipment. Any fans of Mae - whose name is an acronym for "Multi-sensory Aesthetic Expereince" - who want to commiserate, share some info or chip in to the cause can follow the instructions on their Facebook page.