Published May 22, 2017Typically, when police are called to house show over a noise complaint, it's game over. However, the complete opposite just happened at a party in Mississauga over the weekend.
Teen rock band Vinyl Ambush were playing an outdoor birthday party on Saturday (May 20) night when Peel police rolled up. But instead of shutting the whole thing down, an officer got behind the drum kit and actually ended up playing with the young band.
After telling the band to turn down their amps a bit and leaving the scene, police returned to the party of about 75, with Const. Joel Clark this time actually asking to play with Vinyl Ambush. It also turns out the party was a 50th birthday bash for one of the band member's dads.
Fortunately enough, it was all caught on video, and you can watch it all go down in the player below.
Tom Bjelic — father to Vinyl Ambush's 15-year-old bass player Corwin — told the CBC, "Everybody was in shock. Nobody could believe what they were seeing. Even the neighbours got into it. Everyone was so stoked to see it go down."
After taking off his duty boots, Clark also didn't just play some stock cover songs but actually some of Vinyl Ambush's original songs, telling the crowd he used to drum in bands back in the day as well.
"That was the most fun I had in years," Clark can be heard saying in the video footage.
Speaking of Clark playing with Vinyl Ambush, band member Corwin Bjelic told the Toronto Star, "He said his biggest regret was stopping, which was kinda sad, so it just made me wanna continue and hopefully do it as a job one day. I think everybody else got that from it as well. Just never stop."
Tom Bjelic added to the CBC, "The band is young and at an impressionable time in their lives. So as a parent, to see the cop interact with them and totally keeping the situation calm — the way it was handled was incredible. They made it into a totally positive experience."
Watch the video of the police cameo below.