I finally got my 7D after a couple weeks, and I was looking forward to this show for a long time. I’m still getting comfortable with the new buttons and features, so I kept the post processing straightforward. Still trying to get used to the feel of everything and the new AF system. Click on a photo to go to the full gallery.
First up was Roswell That Ends Well. I have an instant affinity for any band name with a pun.
Tony the drummer also plays in Sleep Lady. He was so happy to see me, he brought me some weird shot, and I knew it was a mistake as soon as I swallowed it. As the clock struck midnight and it became the first of April, everything in my head lost touch with reality.
They played a great set of 80’s covers.
By the time Nicely got on stage, my head was spinning from whatever was in that drink. I stumbled into Lain while I was taking a photo, and he spun his bass around to smack the headstock right against the back of my neck. My fault for getting to close to him while he’s creating, I guess.
He sure looks pretty in pictures though. Too bad all the songs were about leprechauns and fairies. Despite the Barry White style vocals over the techno beat, Lain still managed to fit in an odd bass solo into each song. A bit overkill, in my opinion. I didn’t get too many photos of them due to the sharp headache I now had, and because Nick kept throwing his guitar picks at me from the stage.
Silian Rail debuted a new rock opera for this tour. I like the 4 part harmonies- they really showcases a whole new side of this previously all-instrumental band.
Robin also showed off some wicked harmonica skills during an A Capella version of Dylan’s “Hurricane”.
I think what everyone loves about this band is how the drummer can say so much while playing so little. They make the perfect soundtrack for cuddling with a good book and a frothy cappuccino on a rainy Sunday afternoon, just some “me time”. Yeah, that’s my Silian Rail.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Housewives, but honestly, the gimmick is a bit confusing.
First of all, I get it. You play nursery rhymes at fast tempos. That might be fun for one or two songs, but how many ways can you play “The Wheels on the Bus” with distortion and synchronized two-hand tapping before it loses all resemblance to the original version?
Even though the nice girl standing next to me was telling me that this next song would be based on “How Much is that Doggie in the Window”, I couldn’t pick out the melody.
I thought she was just messing with me at first, but when the bassist launched into a uptempo dirge based on the changes to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, there was a bright spot in an otherwise reserved and soulful set.
The guitar player tried to sell me a T-shirt in the bathroom. I said I didn’t really want to buy a Housewives shirt, especially in the bathroom. He said he’d give me a discount on the one he was wearing since it was already used. No thanks, I can put sweat stains in my own shirts.
As I walked out into the rainy night, my head buzzing from a combination of the music and the blend of Guatemalan knockout drugs I was slipped, I felt dizzy with excitement. I grabbed the closest girl on the street and spun her around until I realized she was a drunk tranny coming from the bar down the street. That would have been embarrassing if anyone saw. Oh yes, the whole bar. Great.
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