March 22, 2004
Lost in Spaceland - part 3
[Read part 1 here]
[Read part 2 here]
Finally the first band came on. I found out later, talking to the bass player that they weren't "Exist" as touted on the Spaceland website. They were called in at the last minute and were The Drama, which is as good a name as any, although "The Dispair", "The Angst" or "The I Am So Very Dark and Broody, See? Look at my Hair, It's so Black Because of The Darkness of My Pain" would have also worked. They did five songs, or it could have been one long song with some breaks for sulking in between. I'm not sure. They ended their short set with the singer throwing down his mic and storming/skulking offstage. When they become famous, I expect that fans will throw Prozac intstead of panties at the stage. They did have a girl drummer and she kicked major ass. I told her so as she walked around, and then again in the bathroom afterward. In retrospect that was probably a little creepy of me.
The next band - Once - began setting up their gear. And when I say gear....check out the pedals. Luckily I snapped a picture of Once's bassplayer for my collection (did I mention I'm collecting bassplayers? I am.) while he was setting up because pedal boy blocked him from my view for the entire set, which sucked because I really wanted to watch him play.
Once was good, very good. The lead singer was energetic and alluring, he actually sang to me a couple times, (which was quite a thrill, that sort of thing doesn't happen to me) and the music was lovely. Strong, beautiful and moving yet still rocking as well.
At the end of the set, I scribbled a note to send me their site info on the back of a blogcard and handed it to him. Later on, a girl came up to me and gave me an advance copy of their CD (which I listened to on the drive home and love). It's good to be a webmistress.
...to be continued
| from inside the mind of krix at March 22, 2004 07:15 PM
He peers out from a crack in the curtains.
"She's looking at the other bass players."
"That doesn't mean anything, man. You know she's learning bass. She's just watching them to learn the craft."
"Right. Uh...so sh-she's going to be watching me too. Right?"
"You got it."
He laughs nervously to himself and stares down at his bass.
"I've just forgotten everything we're playing tonight."
"You'll get over it on stage. C'mon, man, you're a star and shit. You've been in front of bigger mobs than this."
"Yah, well. She's a special girl, B."
"You should tell her that later."
"Yah. Hey...should I have worn those khakis? You know. The ones that..uh..."tent"?"
"...Pull it together man."
I so love you, Mikey.
I'm working on part 4 right now, I may or may not get it done tonight.
I probably won't read it 'til tomorrow. It's sack-out time for me here. *hugs* krixy. :)
Okay, so I lied...epilogue is under Part IV comments. Enjoy. ;) *hug*
Very touching reveiw...you really know how to capture a moment. Krix had a great time, and I know she loved seeing Becky play live! She enjoyed the club, the bands, the experience, but the best part was to see Becky and her favorite bass player. It was a professional performance by all of them, and so high energy which she loves! If they had "stage fright," she didn't notice. I know that Krix does not perceive herself as a force of intimidation...from what I understand she's a very laid back kind of girl. She probably wouldn't understand why they would be afraid of her. Becky has no reason to be intimidated by her...especially since she is very fond of them. I do know though that she gets scared easily if she thinks someone is not giving her the straight scoop, and she can be intimidated herself by that. She can get so intimidated by this that it can make her turn her tail and run. I imagine she's had some bad experiences. I think we all can be self-protective at times.
Do you know, was that hat of his from the Outback? I don't think I've ever seen a picture with him in a hat before, so was kinda fun to see it!
Krix...I know your gonna wanna see 'em play live again!
I think you are misunderstanding Mikey's little fictional companion story, shelz. No one's afraid or intimidated by anyone. Much of your comment does not make sense to me.
*hugs* Mikey2...I think we understand what happened but looking forward to the rest of the comments.
Blogcards - good idea..;)
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