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*Members of the Piebald band met in high school. The one-time garage band composed of Travis Shettel(guitar, vocals), Aaron Stuart(Guitar), Andrew Bonner (bass), and Lucian (Luke) Garro(drums) dominated the 1990’s indie band club scene and played to local audiences. Their first gig, a “Battle of the Bands” in 1994 is chronicled on ''Barely Legal/All Ages'', a 2 CD set.
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The tradition of the Fourth of July horribles parade in Andover dates back to the early 1800s. The tradition waned over the years and was resurrected in 1970 by the Andover Service Club. In 1982 there was another revival of the Fourth's celebrations by the nonprofit Committee for Patriotic Observances.  
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*''When Life Hands You Lemons'', recorded in 1997, was considered to be their best music yet and showcased their signature sound and wry jokes.  
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The orginal parades were more an adult political event featuring floats and marchers making fun of town officials or adults dressed as hobos with carriages decorated with junk.
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The contemporary parade includes a more patriotic flavor of floats, children in costumes, decorated bikes and doll carriages, dressed up dogs, and patriotic banners and flags.
  
 
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[[File:Horrible's_Parade.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Horrible's Parade ''Andover Townsman'', Past and Present, July 5, 2001]]
*By 2002 they had moved to Los Angeles, were touring the country, and had released the CD ''We Are the Only Friends We Have'', their most popular album to date. They were praised as the next big “emo” band, though they rejected the label and preferred to say they played “melodic rock with a sense of humor.”
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*The band returned to Andover for a show with Apollo Sunshine as their opening act. They also made their first video for the song ''Just a Simple Plan'' and a second video for ''American Hearts'' which was played in Australia. 
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*They broke the 20,000 mark in albums sold and played more than 200 shows in the US and Europe.
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*The band split up with their last show on April 19, 2008 in Cambridge MA at the Middle East Underground, but then reunited at the Bamboozle music festivals in Anaheim, California and in East Rutherford, New Jersey in  2010.
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*Piebald's final release was a live DVD/Documentary called ''Nobody’s Robots: Farewell to Piebald''.
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rresult.xml?rt=keyword&tp=keyword&t=barely%20legal%20piebald&ft=&l=5&d=0&f=j&av= Piebald. ''Barely Legal: All Ages'']
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=487303&t=ANDOVER%20CENTURY%20OF%20CHANGE&tp=keyword&d=0&hc=3&rt=keyword ''Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996''] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric) page 217.
 
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*Piebald. *Piebald(Band) ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia''. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 8 November 2011 (includes portrait and 2007 interview)  
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*Andover's Piebald Revels in Rock Music Success. ''Eagle'' ''Tribune'',7/4/2002, pages 15,16.
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*A Tiumphant Return. ''Andover Townsman'',12/19/2002, page 19.
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*Piebald Doesn't Disappoint its Energetic Faithful at Old Town Hall Performance. ''Andover Townsman'', 12/26/2002, page 15.
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*"Horribles Parade wasn't always for kids," ''Andover Townsman'', July 1, 1999, page 19.
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*"Andover has 'Horrible' history," ''Eagle Tribune'', July 3, 2002, p. 1.
  
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* ''Lawrence Eagle Tribune'', July 5, 2005
  
 
 
  
 
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The tradition of the Fourth of July horribles parade in Andover dates back to the early 1800s. The tradition waned over the years and was resurrected in 1970 by the Andover Service Club. In 1982 there was another revival of the Fourth's celebrations by the nonprofit Committee for Patriotic Observances.

The orginal parades were more an adult political event featuring floats and marchers making fun of town officials or adults dressed as hobos with carriages decorated with junk. The contemporary parade includes a more patriotic flavor of floats, children in costumes, decorated bikes and doll carriages, dressed up dogs, and patriotic banners and flags.

Horrible's Parade Andover Townsman, Past and Present, July 5, 2001



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  • "Horribles Parade wasn't always for kids," Andover Townsman, July 1, 1999, page 19.
  • "Andover has 'Horrible' history," Eagle Tribune, July 3, 2002, p. 1.
  • Lawrence Eagle Tribune, July 5, 2005



--Glenda 10:37, November 24, 2006 (EST)

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