Yeah, the Hub City Stompers killed it last night, putting on a show full of heavy, heavy monster sounds and just kicking the proverbial ass of everyone in the Dive, and there was a lot of people in there for a Thurs. night. I think there might have been more people there for the Hub City Stompers than there was for the U.K. Subs. If there wasn't it was pretty close. Not bad for a band that hasn't played Vegas since the International Ska Circus back in 2007. Yes, the Hub City Stompers did Skins Don't Cry, probably around mid-set, and when they did, it got everybody in the place skanking around and singing along and having fun. It was cool to see. Mucho Thanx! to Viva Ska Radio and Josh and everyone involved with putting the gig on, because you guys threw one Hell of a party. :-)Thanks to everyone for coming out, new friends and old, including some people I haven't seen in 10 years or so. I had a chance to talk to that Scott kid, and got his side of the story and he told me about some things, and the more he told me, the more I despised the Nevada DIY Collective and all those involved with those ass hats. Chickenshit cowards.
Wasn't enough to kill the vibe though. The opening bands were relegated to background noise, because everyone seemed intent on chatting and catching up. The Psyatics were good, but whoever that attention starved girl was that was dancing for them while they played distracted me from paying attention to the band. I was trying to take pictures of the band, and she kept getting in the way, insisting her way into the picture, no matter where I positioned myself, and it got annoying real quick. Like I give a shit about taking pictures of some girl in pasties. Whatever. I spent the majority of their set belly up to the bar, where The Psyatics sounded pretty good. Did the same for that band Drinking Water. I wasn't feeling them at all. People seemed to hate them, and I could see why. Hippy Ska BS. The drummer played with a mask on his face. Why? I'm not sure. Agent 86 didn't even play, because apparently they're not allowed to play the Dive anymore, which is funny. To me, it is anyways. I can only imagine the reason why, because the Dive lets anybody play there. And as for The Civilians? Well, if you were there, you seen it. You tell me. I thought we did great, we sold a lot of gear, made some new friends and reaffirmed the loyalty of a few more, but during our set I was sick from all that booze bouncing around my belly, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I should have, and plus they cut our set really short, which was odd, and I was told afterwords it was because that band Drinking Water ran way over their allotted time and took forever to get their gear off stage, so fuck them. But getting drunk and playing a rocking, short set is nothing to be sad about, though, because everything else about the night was nothing but PMA all the way. Except for that psycho nut job girl. Where did she go afterwords? Who was she with? WTF??