Its great to show up to a gig and the bar doesn't even know that you're playing. 😁
It's even funnier when you go from direct support to opening act to 3rd on the bill, all within the span of an hour. Oh Divebar. Glad to see nothing's changed! 😁
It was great seeing Kirby though. I've missed that English gentleman something fierce.
Everything else? Blah.
Thursday nights gig with the Radolescents was lovely. Besides the usual clusterfuck of nobody knowing what the hell was going on, and an extra band being added to the bill (The Hajj), and the late start, it was business as usual at that place, which partly explains why I've stayed away from there for as long as I have. Opening band Gob Patrol were good in a Germs-ish, GG Allin kind of way, but they did too many covers, including one their 2nd or 3rd song in, so I zoned out early and just listened to them from outside. They were real punky looking ala Total Gheyass but I didn't hold it against them. 😉 The thin crowd seemed supportive though, so that was cool. I'll check them out later when they lose the covers and play more of their original material. The Jagoffs were next and played much better than they did at the Beauty Bar a few days earlier. They still did their terrible Fear cover but the rest of their stuff sounded pretty good. They definitely have a Metal tinge about them, but still pretty Punk. I can't quite put my finger on who they remind me off, but I'll figure it out later. I forgot to grab one of their CD's from them while I was there... rats! I'll grab one next time from them. Like I said earlier, The Civilians drew 3rd straw, so we played next. I think anytime you can get the crowd off the bar stools and up front checking out the band and jumping around with sporadic outbursts of circle pit action, then it's a pretty good set, and that's probably why the representative from the big Punk Rock touring roadshow wanted to talk to us immediately afterwards... heh Everything was going along swimmingly until The Hajj jumped up on stage and sucked all the life out of the room and had people running for the doors and into their cars to head home. They were terrible. Psychedelic hippy folk Punk played to a room full of people waiting to sing along to Word Attack and L.A. Girl just doesn't go over too well - go figure! I skedaddled it out of there with my beautiful girlfriend in tow because I was tired, it was late, I was soaking wet with sweat standing outside in a wind chill factor of 32° and didn't wanna catch my death of cold while waiting for the Radolescents to play, sorry. Maybe next time. Thanks to everyone for turning up, turning out, and yelling shit at me while I was playing. I don't know who you were but I heard every word you said! 😀😀😀