While many ska bands (especially those riding in on the third wave) take pride in a rowdy and entertaining live show, not many can actually boast perfectly choreographed dance numbers to complement entire sets. Suburban Legends not only do this with style, but their shtick led to extended stints as the outdoor entertainment for nightly Disneyland crowds during the summer and holiday seasons; the Anaheim gig also helped the bandmembers hone their performance skills as they played close to a whooping 1,000 shows in 2002 alone. The dance-happy and spirited ska-punkers of Suburban Legends came together in 2000 in Orange, CA, self-producing and releasing their first EP, a self-titled one, the following year. Helped in part by their post at Disneyland, it went on to sell over 20,000 copies and caught the attention of Oingo Boingo's John Avila, who agreed to produce the band's next album. That album, Rump Shaker, appeared in 2003, and on it, Suburban Legends included vocalist Tim Maurer, trumpeters Vincent Walker and Aaron Bertram, trombonists Ryan Dallas Cook and Brian Robertson, guitarist Brian Klemm, bassist Chris Maurer, and drummer Derek Lee Rock.