Franz Ferdinand: Contraband

In August, 2004, Alex Kapranos and his Franz Ferdinand bandmates were stopped on their way to play in Auckland at the Splendour In The Grass festival and fined $200 after airport security found contraband material in their luggage. "They were going crazy and the X Ray machines were flashing and going nuts, and we thought: 'Oh my God, they've found the stash of cocaine!'" Kapranos recalled. "But it wasn't, it was the orange. They didn't give a damn about the hard drugs, it was the fact that we were smuggling an orange into the country. No citrus fruits!"

[Franz Ferdinand named their band after a Greek brand of cigarettes smoked by drummer Tassos Bombos.]

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