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Mountain Standard Time, a bluegrass band from Nederland, saw their road trip screech to a halt outside Fort Morgan on Sunday after a tire on their trailer burst. When the band returned three-and-a-half hours later with a new tire, they discovered the trailer had been broken into by thieves who made away with $15,000 to $20,000 in guitars, drums, microphones, amplifiers, electronic gadgets, a saxophone, and even the band’s revenue-generating CDs, T-shirts, and stickers, writes Boulder’s Daily Camera. “Somebody literally yanked a huge hole in the side of the trailer,” band member Philip Dyer explains, adding that the crooks left nothing. Now the band is scrambling to borrow instruments for a gig tonight at Denver’s Golden Road with Greensky Bluegrass. At least Mountain Standard Time can take comfort in knowing they’re not the only victims of theft. Earlier this month, Cyril Neville and Tribe 13, in Colorado for a series of gigs, lost a bass, keyboard, and several personal items to thieves, according to JamBase.

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