Vegas band gets immersive at trucking awards show

Aug. 30, 2015
The guys of Las Vegas band Recycled Percussion got just about the whole audience in on their "junk rock" music when they played after PeopleNet presented its 2015 Innovator of the Year awards.

Recycled Percussion — a band originally from New Hampshire that's now played its "junk rock" show on the Las Vegas Strip for several years — got just about everyone in the audience in on the music when the guys played after PeopleNet presented its 2015 Innovator of the Year awards.

Might be hard to get folks in suits and dresses to dance much after a dinner ceremony, but it turns out they'll readily beat a pair of drumsticks together. Audience members played along in sound-offs as the band played buckets, trash cans, ladders and themselves, ground metal and dove around the stage for the high-energy show.

Later, the band — playing a medley in tribute to classic rock — walked off the stage leading a procession of the audience to an after-party, where Recycled Percussion hung around and played a few encores. If the silence in the conference resort's halls the next morning was any indication, the show and party were quite a hit.

About the Author

Aaron Marsh

Before computerization had fully taken hold and automotive work took someone who speaks engine, Aaron grew up in Upstate New York taking cars apart and fixing and rewiring them, keeping more than a few great jalopies (classics) on the road that probably didn't deserve to be. He spent a decade inside the Beltway covering Congress and the intricacies of the health care system before a stint in local New England news, picking up awards for both pen and camera.

He wrote about you-name-it, from transportation and law and the courts to events of all kinds and telecommunications, and landed in trucking when he joined FleetOwner in July 2015. Long an editorial leader, he was a keeper of knowledge at FleetOwner ready to dive in on the technical and the topical inside and all-around trucking—and still turned a wrench or two. Or three. 

Aaron previously wrote for FleetOwner. 

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