See this picture? It's a shot of the lead singer of the band Ringworm, who played at the Bunkhouse this past Sat. They sucked, BTW.
The Bunkhouse was where that last bit of Drama involving 'That Band' (and yeah, you guys are considered EXACTLY that - deal with it) happened at. Big fight went down, it was some friends of the band, or at least somebody they knew of, because whenever anyone posted a bragging comment on their Facebook page, comments that included names of those involved or statements of what they did or what happened, they quickly deleted it off of their page. Reminded me of that Adicks shit that went on with the LVCS a while back. Officially, 'That Band's' stance was that "they couldn't control what their fans do", and I have to call shenanigans on that. Of course you can control what's going on in the crowd! The thought that you can't is just ludicrous! I've seen waaaaay too many bands do exactly that, stopping their set by calling out some assholes fighting in the crowd or for being obnoxious and ruining everyone's good time. If you, as a Band, don't think you have that ability to control the crowd, well, that's not saying much for your band now, is it? It was while watching Ringworm thrash about on stage from the safety of a bar stool that I was putting all this together. I had to do something. They weren't a very good band. LOL But it was while watching the crowd ebb and flow from the few asshole dancers ruining things for everyone that I was thinking all this through. The homo hardcore dancers would start picking up the change, throwing out errant kicks and shoves to people who were just trying to watch the gig, and the band just played on, either ignorant of what was going on, or apathetic with that lame "we can't control the crowd" rhetoric like 'That Band', which is a bit of a Cockstar thing to do when you think about it, or perhaps maybe even endorsing it a bit. Is this what it's come to? Really? I hate to sound like That Old Guy, but dancing used to be a fun thing to do at gigs - even slamming. And the rule was that you never got anyone involved with it if they didn't want to. It stayed in the area and that was it. Yeah, of course it got out of hand from time to time, but for the most part, it was just good, sweaty fun. Nowadays it seems like a macho jock shithead little dick thing, but whatever. New Rule: Cheap shots being thrown at me - I'm gone. I got better things to do at a gig, like get drunk and put onethirtyeight.org stickers up on everything! ;-) Bands, learn to control your crowd of Friends or start to act like you give a shit. It's not that hard to do.
Yeah, Saturdays gig was pretty weird. The atmosphere was heavy with tension, due to the turnout being a total sausage party, which most gigs are, but the abundance of flat brimmed baseball hats, basketball jerseys, and jailhouse tattoos on suburban white kids from affluent neighborhoods just ensured that Drama was going to ensure, and of course it did. There was even some Baby Momma Drama going down, which was just like the icing on the cake! LOL Kudos to Pulsar and Josh and the other Security dudes for keeping the fighting down to a minimum. No knives were pulled on anyone, not even the Soundman! ;-) I gave it a bit of a Review, same with the Napalm Raid gig, and both of them will be up by the end of this week, I hope. The Pictures of Napalm Raid, Humilitate, and Life's Torment were all posted, and you can click here, or here, or even here to see them all, or you can click on the images to the right of these words to check them all out as well. Same with the Demon Lung photos from this past Saturday night @ the Bunkhouse. For me, the highlight of the evening was hanging out with George, my former heterosexual lover / band mate / partner in crime. Now THAT, was fun! <3 Real busy this week. It's almost 9 in the morning and I got band practice in a few hours, so I better get some shut eye. Looking forward to getting shit done and moving on and putting stuff behind me where it belongs. Some of you out there know what I'm talking about, and the rest of you probably wish you did. All you gotta do is ask. ;-)