MySpace "Let's talk about Taken" reuniting at the Glass House February 23.
Ray Harkins' mother was cornered. Fans of her son's band, Taken, tearfully filled her in on just how much her son's melodic hardcore band pulled their heartstrings. Anaheim club Chain Reaction was packed with 600 devotees that night in 2004 as band members said farewell, setting off for new projects and art school.
Ironically, Taken's last EP Between Two Unseens, which would come out two months later, was the band's biggest yet, capping off a spree that had taken them on U.S. and Canadian tours with This Day Forward, The Rise, and Curl Up and Die.
Expect some misty eyes for another reason though on Saturday, February 23, when Taken reunites at the Glass House in Pomona for a fundraiser. Poppy Monroe DaSilva, who was born February 7, is the daughter of longtime Chain Reaction soundman Christian DaSilva, who was killed in a motorcycle accident July 2012.