It's been this kind of month so far for me - and Thanx! to Jeff Civilians son Monty for taking this video of me playing on Sat. night at the 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival.
Fast then Slow, High than Low, isn't that what Life is all about? The festival weekend was majorly fun, with everything slightly tinged by too much apple cider and too much bad-for-you-but-oh-so-good carny food. The Civilians headlined on Sat. night, and on the song Goodbye To Glasgow, we had Donna from the Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters Of Erin on spoons, which was pretty friggin' sweet. There's video out there somewhere, and pictures too, but damned if I know when you'll ever, or even IF you'll ever, see those pictures. :-) It was a fun night. Dragging our hung over asses back to the Henderson Events Plaza to play at 2 in the afternoon was a major task, but we did it, and in front of a major family friendly crowd, we managed to play 45 minutes worth of music in under a half an hour. Don't ask. Watching the little kids dancing around while we played was priceless, and waving back to Jeremy's daughter Gracie while I was playing was something that made my year. Oh, and seeing the kids flee in horror when we first started playing, ears covered because we were much louder than the previous band that played, Darby O'Gill And The Little People, was worth it's weight in gold - Leprechaun's Gold! ha ha ha ha Again, Thanx! to Ducky and everyone involved with the event who thinks so highly of us that they allow us to play this event - it's truly an Honor, and special Thanx! to everyone - Friends, Family, Fans, for coming out and making things FUN!
On the actual St. Patrick's Day itself, it was all about whiskey chugging, midget wrestling, avoiding DUI checkpoints and playing a Civilians gig downtown @ Triple B's to a green tinged, green beer drinking packed house full of Dipsters, Punx, beautiful girls and the people they seem to always attract. It was a Nevermore Productions event, so Danielle and Ryan were wandering around the place, stressing and dealing with things, and I haven't seen either one of them in what seems like years, so it was good seeing them and catching up for the short time we did. Although Bob loaded my kit up, I was using Rob from Lawn Mower Death Riders drum kit instead (Thanx! for letting me use it dude), and we got there early and started drinking heavy, which is apparently what one does on this particular holiday. Jameson's on the rocks and green beer. Yummy. Brock from TheCore started the nights entertainment off with his Beardcore thing, and then The Civilians played after he did, and I think the fun we were having onstage was pretty evident to everyone that was watching. Fun set. ;-) Lawn Mower Death Riders played after us, but I was busy at the merch booth BY MYSELF and couldn't pay them any attention, and when finally relived of my Merch Guy position, I wandered off to watch the midget wrestling that was going on next door at the Fremont Country Club, but it was already over by the time I waddled over there, and since neither Erika nor Bob wanted to go back inside Triple B's, we said our goodbye's to everyone and headed off to Felipito's for our ritualistic post-gig taco grub sesh. Boring and predictable... that's us! LOL It was a great night, and Thanx! to Carlos S.F.T. and Christi, Brooke, Ducky and everyone from the Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters Of Erin who came out to see us play Downtown, and especially to all the people who bought merch and handed out the kind words. Always appreciated. :-)
Gig Calendar updated
Idle Gossip updated
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