5/23/2003 0 Comments
by GE 138
Wowsers... this show had no appeal to me whatsoever. If it wasn’t for Inducir Con Drogas, I wouldn’t of even made the effort! I figured that since they were playing with a bunch of "Straight Edge" kids (some of whom were drinking, smoking, and the stupidest ones had STRAIGHT EDGE stickers on their windshields), I had to be there to see the clashing of lifestyles! I got there just as Inducir Con Drogas was finishing up, but the 4 songs I heard were really good, considering that the P.A. sucked ass in that place. The best part of their set was when the daughter of the Java Joint’s owner went up and asked them for their autographs... it was definitely a Kodak moment! I ran into Hank and Bryan and Brett all hanging around the babe magnet car that Hank drives, and chatted a bit waiting for the next band to start. Pitt and Marco showed up and joined our little group as Halfway played next (I think). I'm all for encouraging the youth of today but man, what's with all these kids being infatuated with Metal? This band sucked... lots of Metal riffs... boring Sidney, boring. Pitt and I wandered off to find some whiskey... Hank brought back the City Life with the Black Jetts in cartoon form on the cover... I like the band and all, but I didn't get it? It was a crap story that went nowhere. What was the point? Seriously? Someone tell me.
After Halfway got through boring everyone, Last Hour In Paris were up next and the sounded so much like Iron Maiden that I thought it was a joke, but it wasn't. The funniest part was that the kids were actually digging it. Sad. The Shotgun Message never showed up, but I’m glad they didn’t. They probably sound like Judas Priest, and I had enough Metal for one day. What a waste of time. The perfect ending to this crappy show was when some straight edge kid took a beer bottle from the parking lot and smashed it up with a sledgehammer he had in the back of his pick up truck. He didn’t smash it like all angry or with any true feeling... no, he just kinda softly and very gently tapped it with the sledgehammer, like a pussy, and the glass just kind of broke and fell to the ground. Guess he didn’t want to hurt the asphalt! LOL Damn straight edge kids... we were all laughing about how STUPID that kid was for the rest of the night.
5/16/2003 0 Comments
by GE 138
Damn... it's real hard to write a Show Review a few days after the fact, but I'm gonna give it a go. We arrived at Skate City to find Pitt throwing large pieces of wood into an old couch, with Katy and her friends looking on in utter disbelief. Not sure why he was doing it, but I didn't care... he's funny like that. Whatever.
I Blame Blaine started the night off with some easy going Pop Punk that got a few kids moving about. Reminded me of Game Face for some reason. They were OK.
Absent Minded were on next and played a set of new school Punk anthems, ala Anti-Flag, and got the pit moving real good. They had a good stage presence for a bunch of young kids, and I was having fun watching them play. Good stuff.
Guilty By Association were up next and try as I might, I just could not like them. Once I heard them playing I Like Guns by D.I., I just gave up. At least it seems like they're having fun. Work on your own songs... drop the covers... and you might have something there guys.
We (The Loud Pipes) played last and it took less than a minute before something broke, which in this case was the microphone that Bryan was using. Once we got past that hurdle, it was all shits and giggles as we had the kids screaming along to our songs and slamming into each other and just having fun and whatnot. Some of our more shady fans are even starting to throw up Loud Pipes gang signs with their hands... Dorks! LOL We're not Pennywise now guys... heh heh heh. Hung out for a bit after the gig and just chilled. Pitt tried to get the money promised to us from the Promoter, but he said since Bryan broke the mic, he couldn't give us the money he had promised us... booooooooooooo. Oh well. Hank and Pitt and Bryan went to the Double Down to chase some pussy and see The Showgirls, and me and Jesse and Roxie went home to sleep. We had a big day ahead of us tomorrow.