I went to the weirdest gig yesterday - a private party to celebrate the gran opening of Screaming Images, a top shelf graphics company here in town celebrating their grand reopening at a new location near 215 / Decatur. The place is huge, full of surveillance cameras all over the outside, and once you got in, it was a booze soaked bacchanal with free food from Larsen's Grill, which was amazing, an open bar, DJ Jr. Ska Boss spinning some tunes and live entertainment provided by Jonny Two Bags from Social Distortion and the Vegascendents. Don't ask. Crazy over-sized graphics and banners from current and past customers lined the warehouse walls, and for the occasion they hired a huge mobile stage, complete with pro rigged lights and it's own sound crew to keep things running smooth. Lots of people were there, everyone was super nice / friendly, and I think it was safe to say that a good time was had by all. I didn't end up stealing the Gabby stand up cut out (there were 2 there for the upcoming Cadillac Tramps documentary being shown next week in LA and OC), but more than a few Victoria beers ended up in my car thanks to Bob, so I guess it was a fair trade? LOL Jonny Two Bags was alright, playing a short half hour set of songs, dedicating one of them to Gabby, and then Jesse Pino played a few Beardcore songs full of feedback while we all waited for Paolo to get back from watching some Motown Musical at the Smith Center, and then the Vegascendents ruined everyone's 80's dance party by playing the same set of songs they've been playing for 11,853,927,214 years. Thanks to everyone who came out and stuck around to see us play. It was a bit of a struggle playing under those laser-producing-trails-inducing stage lights (I thought I was having an acid flashback!) but fun nevertheless. Lots of friends (including Sean from LA), free food, free booze, free music - not a bad way to spend a Saturday night!
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