S.O.S. - Celebrity Skin
One gig was great, the other gig was a glorified shitty rehearsal.
Friday nights gig at the Double Clown was fantastic. Great turnout, lots of crowd interaction, lots of circle pit action bruh, and lots of good vibes all around the place, and it was so crowded in there I had to have people clear a pathway through the crowd so I could get my kit out. Who knew cover bands were such a draw? LOL I was gonna take a picture of the sizable crowd and post it on somebody's timeline with a snarky remark commenting about how this is what the place looks like when it's really crowded, but didn't feel like being so petty. And besides, it was too easy. 😉 I think Vegas Threat went over the best, only because the music, its easier to slam around to when you're drunk and hyped up, and that seemed to be what the crowd wanted to do so there ya go. Glad we could provide the background soundtrack to your drunken debauchery. You're welcome! LOL Generator played their set and it might as well of been a record of Bad Religion playing because the tunes they were throwing out sounded just like the official versions released. They play the songs really fucking good... can't say that about Vegascendents or Vegas Threat though, because I'm always playing the songs faster than they are on the albums, with my logic being that good bands always play faster live (YouTube any Minor Threat live video for proof) and so should we. Didn't stick around for Fallen OUT, because they were going on at 3 in the morning and I'd much rather be sleeping in my bed passed out at that time of the morning so homewards bound I went. All in all though it was a fun night. Special thanks to my old pal Melo for not taking my money all night long... heh
And I think the less said about this gig the next day the better... ha ha ha ha
Next day, same bands pretty much except for Fallen OUT, who weren't making the trek out to Bullhead City with us for some reason. Same lineup in a different state. Nice.
The drive out to Bullhead City is short and sweet... for me anyways. I'm used to driving to CA for Headnoise gigs for 4 hours sometimes just to get there, so for me an hour there and an hour back for a gig is a cakewalk. More gigs in Bullhead City please! LOL I was the first to get there, so I just sat in my car playing Empires & Puzzles on my phone while waiting for Mike to come by and suss things out, and once he did I started to drag my gear into Lazy Harry's, and while I was doing so some guy pulls up in a taxi and asks me what type of music is being played here tonight, and without missing a beat I told him both kinds - Country and Western! The reference went right over his head, but he continued asking questions, what type of band were we, what type of music do we play, etc., and finally he goes will you be playing any Lynyrd Skynyrd and I told him, of course, and that we would play Freebird for him, and he screamed out oh Hell no! I don't wanna hear that shit and promptly got back in his cab and left... 😂 Meanwhile we should of actually played Freebird, because it would of sounded more together than Vegas Threat did... phooey! I don't know what the fuck happened with those guys, something in the water maybe, but yeah, less said the better. We didn't even make it all the way through the set before calling it quits. Embarrassing, to say the least. Vegascendents did good, but too bad nobody was there to see it! LOL After playing I packed up and went Home, not even sticking around to say goodbye to my old friend and tour mate Wes from The Half Empties, who's running things at Lazy Harry's now. The Loud Pipes went on a legendary 2 week run with those lunatics in The Half Empties and they quickly learned that they couldn't out-party us doods from Vegas... nope! ha ha ha ha It was good to see him and it's a good incentive to get me back to Bullhead for some gigs. But what's up with that barrier though? 😁
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