Shows # 77, 78 and 79
It's been a while since I have written about a show so I thought it was time I would play catch up yet again. I'm running out of things to write about! We showed up, we played, blah blah blah blah. And the real interesting things I really can't write about because I'll likely offend too many people. Boo hoo. So, I'll keep it brief. This time we'll cover the last 3 shows:
- Czar Bar Acoustic Show
- Beaumont Club with TRAPT
- Riot Room with The Atlantic, Monarchs of Speed and Medicine Theory
First, the Czar Bar acoustic show went off like all of the other acoustic shows we do. Ryan and I have some drinks and play some songs. Yes, these are usually intimate affairs with an adoring crowd of 10-20 of our friends. Not that I am complaining, these shows are always low stress and for the most part, enjoyable. This show was not much different. It was a benefit for The Kansas City Pet Project that my wife's charity, Friends of KC Animals put on. We raised some $ for the local animal shelter cause we love the animals, ya know?
The next show was another somewhat strange paring for us (once again, no complaints!) . We were slotted as the opener for TRAPT at the Beaumont club. None of of weren't too familiar with this band above and beyond vaguely remembering a song they had a radio what seems like a decade ago. None the less, we were on a bill with another national act and we're completely happy and about that. We played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Beaumont Club and were received well. The show was a success and lots of our merchandise was sold. Most interesting about this crowd was the fact that so many people came up to talk to us after the show. It's always awesome to see people go out of their way to talk to someone in a band they liked and we appreciate it! It was a good night.
Last but not least, was a show at The Riot Room with The Atlantic, Monarchs of Speed, and Medicine Theory. I'll start out with the fact that I completely missed The Atlantic's set which bummed me out. They were the first band on the bill and to be honest they should have been right before us. We won't let that happen again! Next up were Monarchs of Speed from Omaha, who we will be playing a show with in a few weeks up there. These guys had a different thing going on which was great to see and did a good job. After that Medicine Theory played a two-person, extended set that lasted well past midnight. We took the stage at a ripe 12:30 to 1:00AM to a very good sized crowd and we were off to the races. I have to be honest, it was a rough one for us. Nothing catastrophic but we were definitely not in our usual form. I won't make excuses either. Luckily for us, the crowd was well into a night of power drinking and I think it's safe to say everyone watching enjoyed our set. Thanks to Miller Geniune Draft and Pabst Blue Ribbon for saving us!
Well, that's all folks. We have a bunch of shows booked in the next few months. We hope to see you at one or all of them!