Brad Kenney of the Cleveland Free Times spoke with Sparta drummer Tony Hajjar about how the band struggles in playing their Texas home town. Hajjar said, “Obviously it is a different experience playing El Paso. Playing at home is always nerve-racking. The whole day is in slow motion, from loading in to actually performing. The way I think of it, you are playing to your biggest critics and your greatest supporters.” Freetimes.com has since removed the article.