Saturday May 8th, I played one of the most fun shows I have ever had the pleasure of rocking. The only thing that could have made my CD release party any better would have been…
I can’t think of a bloody thing! Thank you for everyone that helped make it happen, and to all of you awesome people that showed up! Here is the run down of the show: The night before the show my wife and I start the process of transforming an office conference room into a rock venue. The day of show the room conversion continues and I must say it turned into a pretty awesome venue. The acoustics were better than most of the venues I have played out in town! Thanks to Jer he who is Core and Doba for rocking!
Getting ready to blow minds
Next – the band had a pretty good rehearsal, which was necessary since I added a tweaked up version of Sabbaths Iron Man tune to the set last second. It had to be done with Iron Man 2 coming out the day before. Then people started showing up for the show at 7:30, but like most rock icons we made everybody wait at least 35 minutes before starting. I think it was funny that the phrase most stated by people showing up to the show was “you didn’t tell me there was going to be stairs!” We gave out tickets for the prizes, people got their drinks, and we got to the good business of melting faces. I gave out a prize almost after every song we played, and they got better and better as the night went on: Ninja Action Figures, some wierd Dinosaur head on a stick, Water Ball Sling, Box of Krispy Kremes, Wesly t-shirts, AC/DC Iron Man 2 CD with poster,$10 cash, Two movie tickets,and finally I gave away my first electric bass as the big giveaway. It was freaking rad.
Part of the glorious drawing Cam did for the show
I wanted to make the show as memorable as possible, so I figured we would break some standard rock concert form. To start off the show I said “How many of you have ever been out to a concert where there was a drum solo somewhere in the middle of the show? Well screw that! We are starting off the show with a Drum solo!” Then Ryan Flores blew peoples minds with his Drum Force. All the dudes in the band rocked. Cam with his glorious accordion and piano playing, Matt bassing up a goat renching storm, and Wayne with his always excellent guitar skills.Thanks dudes.
At one point during the show I saw a flood of chairs being moved out of the room over peoples heads so people could jump around and dance – which is a glorious image I will never forget.
Now that this milestone is out of the way now it is time to get my music out to the world and see if people dig it or want to try and turn it into toilet paper with some magical engineering feat….Musical Toilet Paper. Whoever does it please start with Nickelback before my music ;). Don’t sue me Nickleback.
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