September 30, 2006
The Show at Rancho Relaxo
We had a great night last night, and a very long night too. We played 5th out of 6 bands, playing immediately before the incomparable One Win Choice. All the bands were great to watch.
The show was in the basement of what was actually a very nice house. Not Tony Soprano since, but definitely nice. It had its own basketball court and swimming pool (neither of which we got to use, unfortunately). The music started at around 7.30, and 6 bands later it was 11.45. I'd say there were probably about 50 people there, and they were all in to the music.
5 hardcore bands. And us.
You know, the Look Machine is not a hardcore band, nor do we claim to be. Yet we do enjoy that scene, and we like to play these shows. And actually I think it kind of makes us memorable, because we are fairly different. Kind of like that midget who used to hang out with Kid Rock. But Shane reminds me that are basically the tallest rock band in the world, so maybe if Kid Rock had a giant in his posse, that would be us.
It would have been awesome if Kid Rock hung out with a midget and a giant.
And I think that people, even in the hardcore scene, like us. . . at least you got the sense they liked us last night. We even sold some CDs and shirts. So that's good.
We played a six song set, and Jack as a last second Drew replacement did very well, thanks mostly to a longer then it should have been Thursday practice and Jack's amazing skills.
Quick story about that. I was very grumpy on Thursday. So tired because I'm working full time in Wilmington these days (I know, it's what most people in the world do, but well I guess I'm not as strong as most) and I have to wake up at 6.30 to be there on time.
As the practice stretched on longer into the night, I kept wanted to cut out and say they could work stuff out without me. I was counting the dwindling hours of sleep I had in front of me. But I kept thinking, "Well, Jack still has a 2 hour drive in front of him, and he has to work all day tomorrow, and he has to get into work even earlier then me." I honestly considered this same sequence of thoughts about 15 times as the practice went from 10 (around when I thought it would be over) to 11 to 12. . . . so I stuck it out.
Come to find out. .. Jack spent the night at Collin's house, called out of work, and slept to noon. Thanks, trooper.
Anyway, after the show, we went to an Applebee's with One Win Choice and Fake Your Death, where their appetizers are half price after 10 PM (did you know this, what a deal!). It was fun, and we stayed too long I guess because we didn't get home till like 3.30 in the morning.
Posted by jason on September 30, 2006 11:49 PM
is 3:30 late?
Posted by: Anonymous on October 1, 2006 03:02 AM
Alright I only slept until like 11:30. Way to make me sound like a bum.
Posted by: Jack on October 1, 2006 10:15 PM
More importantly...sleeping till noon makes yoyu a bum...hmmm I should get a can and start sitting on the curb then...
Posted by: Jagang on October 2, 2006 12:03 AM
Yeah the show was awesome. It was my first concert of any kind. All the bands were awesome. Nothing can compare to hearing the songs live. I got to meet Jack and Jason and other guys for the first time. I'll definitely try to get out to more shows in the future.
Posted by: Mikhail on October 2, 2006 09:00 AM
I would just like to bo on record as saying: Jack sounded awesome.
Mikhail, Thanks so much for coming out. I'm glad you liked it!
Posted by: Ian on October 3, 2006 01:50 PM
Posted by: Aom on October 4, 2006 01:29 AM