Dada Life Stuck in Sweden, Missing MMW 2013: "F#$%! They Just Took Our Passports!"
The fight for Dada Land has stalled.
Yesterday, Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom of absurdist Swedish electronic dance music duo Dada Life had their IDs seized by customs while trying to board an airplane to Miami.
They weren't slated for sets at Ultra Music Festival 2013. But lately, Corneer and Engblom have been leading a series of ridiculous international Dada Land rallies in support of "bananarchy" and "independence" and "freedom." And they planned to bring the fight to Miami Music Week.
Now, though, it seems the Dada Life dudes are stuck in Sweden. And (maybe) even missing the entirety of MMW 2013.
A day after ecstatically tweeting about MMW, Corneer and Engblom headed for the Stockholm Arlanda Airport, looking to find a few drinking buddies:
On our way to the airport here in Stockholm. Who else is on their way to Miami with this flight? Lounge?— Dada Life (@dadalife) March 14, 2013
But then while passing through security checkpoints, airport authorities cracked down on the Dada Land dream for reasons that still aren't quite clear:
Fuck.... They just took our passports away! Looks like we're not going to Miami today...— Dada Life (@dadalife) March 14, 2013
Even the Dada Life dudes seem totally baffled by the situation:
So we're back from the airport...no Miami for us. At least not today. Our passports are taken away and we still don't know why. FUCK!— Dada Life (@dadalife) March 14, 2013
So this is what we know about today: our passports were taken by swedish border control when we were going to Miami this morning...— Dada Life (@dadalife) March 14, 2013
...they said something about following "standard procedure" when a Swedish citizen should be stopped from leaving the country.— Dada Life (@dadalife) March 14, 2013
..They have our passports now! They also said swedish authorities will contact us through mail... Thanks for all your support with this...— Dada Life (@dadalife) March 14, 2013
Now the oppressors may have won this battle. But the fight for Dada Land rages and raves onward. Bananarchy! Independence! Freedom!
Hopefully Dada Life make it to the MIA.
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