“You know the war has lasted a long time […] when the punk bucket-and-trumpet brigade seems to have rehearsed actual
songs for this march”

Pittsburgh City Paper, March 24, 2005

“I think the band is a nice touch,” said William Bochter, assistant chief of police for operations. “We’ve been out here for hours and it’s nice to have the music.”

March 2nd, 2007, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“For people against centralized control, they keep time pretty well.”
“The music, I have to say, was terrific. It sounded like an Italian Wedding. In fact, they passed a wedding and it let out near Heinz chapel and the bride and the groom danced alongside them for a spell.”

Dennis Roddy, “Hear and Now” (podcast via Post-Gazette), September 2007

“That is the most homosexual marching band I have ever seen!”

football fan outside Heinz field, December 16, 2007

“radical marching band playing on steps of cathedral, and riot cops continue to launch smoke bombs at them”

g20 twitter feed, September 24, 2009

“This is so cool. I mean I know the riot situation and everything is harsh, but a friggin marching band? That’s just awesome.”

comment on youtube, September 25, 2009


did he actually say homosexual? ha