Wednesday. My day off. Sort-of. My day to do Stewart stuff, and on this day my Stewart stuff is to get ready for our show. I have all these rituals before shows, not like some people, but I like to take my time getting ready and this Wednesday was no different. I started it off by watching the Season Premier of House. (RAH! Wilson is the fucking bomb!) Then cleaned the kitty boxes. (So not RAH! Boo.) Then all the primping, etc. I barely had time to warm up, which was sad, but so it goes. Then biscuits and gravy. Mm… biscuits…
John and I grabbed the gear from the space and booked it downtown. There was a line out the door- not to see us of course, but it was still nice to see a line out somebody’s door. It’s good to know that people still go see shows on Wednesdays.
It was wicked early. We unloaded then went off to pick up pizza. I decided at the last second that I wanted to give out free pizza at this show. Just because. We all deserve it. It only managed to feed the bands and the first 5 or 10 people there, but still. At least it was something.
One by one everyone arrived. The Steinways, Lost Locker Combo, the pop punk kids, all our friends, everyone. It was so nice to see everybody and because we put together the whole night and there was nothing to worry about, it was also so nice to get to actually hang out and talk to everybody before hand! Seriously! I love seeing you guys, especially before I’m all frazzled and rocked out.
The Steinways were awesome as usual. Lost Locker Combo were just so impressive. I mean, what other band can you see perform and leave without a shirt on, covered in water, silly string, and chocolate? Saysha and Mark and I danced the shit out of that dance floor with Alexander and Brook. We started a mosh pit during LLC, like we do, and it was just so much fun. I was so tired, but it was so worth it. Did you guys have fun too? I hope so, I felt so bad, I stepped on SO many people! Sorry!
I’ve been looking forward to this show for a while now (as you all know,) just because it was our first real pop punk show where all the bands were specifically choosen by me, based on what I love about music- silly, funny, loud, fast, and awesome awesome tunes. This kind-of music reminds me why I love to be alive, or that I love to be alive more precisely. It was good stuff.
We had a whole new set in honor of the occassion. It was also Saysha’s birthday (actually, her birthday was Thursday, but this was her unofficial party,) and we all sang to her during the break. Happy birthday Saysha!!! Happy golden year! We also debuted Leave Me Here with the whole band and this time I didn’t mess up all the chords. Ha ha! I love that song. As sad as it is, it makes me so happy.
Thank you so much to everybody! I was going to list everybody separately, (or at least I started to,) but there were just too many people- so thank you ALL! I can’t believe I’m so lucky to know so many fucking awesome people. Even though I don’t know you all that well, I feel like I will one of these days. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This was actually the best show I’ve had in a while. Only because of all of you. I mean, seriously, it’s fun to play and all, but it’s life affirming to play to a room full of your favorite people. You guys are all so great, the music was all so amazing, I just really felt like a part of something. And I can’t thank you enough, but I’ll try anyway. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are all so wonderful and I love you.
Until next time, keep on rockin’ in the free world-
-Try So Hard
-Don’t Look Back
-Consider Me Gone
-Leave Me Here
-Not That Bad
-No More Jealous Girlfriends
-Stuck In My Head