So our show last night at Back Booth was a lot of fun.
We found out the day before that we were due to play last.
A Thursday night show with 5 bands starting at 9pm is not a time where you want to be last. However, I think we made the best of it. We're doing this new thing called "networking." Apparently it's where you talk to people or something.
We befriended the touring band from Austin, TX called Meryll. Really nice guys and good music. Look them up on MySpace and give a listen.
The coolest thing about this whole show was the fact that everyone did a great job of sticking to their time limits and breaking down/setting up as fast as possible. We had anticipated not playing until about 1am but I think we were jamming our first notes around midnight. Big thanks to anyone who was there and stuck around. I counted about 30 people in the crowd, and I recognized about half. It's cool when people who don't know you stick around to give you a chance, and it's even cooler when they're still there by the end of the set.
We played nine songs, and things went very smoothly.
I can only hope things go just as well, if not better, on Saturday in Ocala. We've been looking forward to this gig for a while and I hope we don't disappoint.
Oh, who am I kidding. We won't disappoint.
Big thanks to our friend Donnie for mentioning the gig to us, Chris at Back Booth for letting us on the show, and everyone who said hello or watched us play.
By far one of our best Orlando shows to date, with hopefully many more to follow. We'll have a fanbase there yet!
I couldn't have asked for a better 70th show.
We've been scheming plans for our 100th gig as well. It's just around the corner, you know. We've decided that regardless of where we play or who we play for, it's gonna be a party.
More on this as it develops.