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Interviewer: How do the other members of your touring band feel about the two of you fighting?

Sara: “They encourage it. Me and Tegan fought in Toronto, and Tegan took this big tarp and threw it at me, and then I pushed her, and she fell over this fence. I remember looking up and seeing Rob (Chursinoff, drummer) and Chris (Carlson, bassist) with their jaws open. They were so thrilled that we fought. The same tour, Tegan locked me out of the hotel room, and when she opened the door, I kicked her in the back and attacked her. We wrestled on the ground for 45-minutes and she’ll tell you that she won but she just got lucky and pulled my coat over my head and tried to suffocate me so I gave up. But that has nothing to do with strength; it had to do with the convenience of my jacket. When the [the band] found out that Tegan fought, they were like, “How come you never fight in front of us?“

Tegan: “We try to act like adults. Recently, the most horrible fight that we had was me locking Sara out at the hotel and then when she did get in the room, she attacked me from behind and kicked me down on the ground. We wrestled around and then I pulled her jacket up over her head and shoved her in between the hotel bed and the wall, and stood on her head until she couldn’t breathe. I think we got a lot of aggression out. I think that we get somewhere when we fight. The rest of the band was excited the next day. They were like, “You guys fought! Oh my god! Do it again! Do it again!” I like the fighting; I think its useful.“

—  Gasoline Magazine (January 2004)
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This day in history- September 15, 1942 - A Japanese submarine torpedo attack near the Solomon Islands results in the sinking of the Carrier WASP, Destroyer O'BRIEN and damage to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA.

 A spread of six Type 95 torpedoeswere fired at Wasp at about 14:44 from the tubes of the B1 Type submarine I-19. Wasp put over her rudder hard to starboard to avoid the salvo, but it was too late. Three torpedoes struck in quick succession about 14:45; one actually broached, left the water, and struck the ship slightly above the waterline. All hit in the vicinity of the ship’s gasoline tanks and magazines. Two of the spread of torpedoes passed ahead of Wasp and were observed passing astern of Helena before O'Brien was hit by one at 14:51 while maneuvering to avoid the other. The sixth torpedo passed either astern or under Wasp, narrowly missed Lansdowne in Wasp‍ '​s screen about 14:48, was seen by Mustin in North Carolina‍ '​s screen about 14:50, and struck North Carolina about 14:52.

 Another Japanese submarine, I-15, duly observed and reported the sinking of the Wasp, as other US destroyers kept I-19 busy, avoiding 80 depth charges. Eventually however, I-19 escaped safely.

 Revenge would come for her however. On November 25, 1943, at 20:49, 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Makin Island, destroyer USS Radford detected I-19 on the surface with radar. After I-19 submerged, Radford  attacked her with depth charges. I-19 was lost with all hands in this attack.