We really thought we were done for the year but literally, coming in at the last minute we landed a show at Moonshadow Tavern. As usual, we loaded in, set up our shit, and started doing soundcheck. This particular night the PA decided to not want to cooperate with us. No matter how we wired and rewired the goddamned thing we just couldn’t get it to work. No sound coming from the main speakers at all. We tried different cables, we tried re-routing them, etc and nothing. Finally, we just decided to go with one monitor for both me and Allison which ended up working just fine. As we sat down to enjoy our comped dinner, we all just kind of laughed and loved the fact that nobody got their panties in a wad about this situation. Nobody lost their cool, nobody, got pissed, and we just kept our shit together. Honestly, with this band, that’s not a hard thing to do as this is without a doubt the most laid back band I have ever played with.
The place was a bit undercroweded but then again, it was 2 days before Christmas. As usual, we didn’t let this faze us one bit. We have played this place so many times now we just know how to work the room. We got up there, fired it up, and we played what I felt like was one of our most fun and best sets we’ve ever played there. People were dancing once again and really showing us that we were giving them a good time. When we decided to bust out “Dead Flowers” by the Rolling Stones, this guy got so excited he came up to the stage and was singing and dancing around and then he threw 10 bucks in my guitar case. When we played “Ghost Town”, this same guy was so excited he yelled, “That song is fucking awesome. Play it again.” He then threw another 10 bucks in my case. Hey, who are we to say no to that so for the first time ever, we played “Ghost Town” twice in a row by request. Yeah, shit was pretty fun.
The second set was a lot a of fun as well and, as usual, we just decided to rock the fuck out of all the songs on electric guitar and we even did what sounded like a Black Sabbath rendition of “Ghost Town” complete with pick slides, huge ass bends, and a lot of headbanging. It’s always so much fun playing in this band and playing at the Moonshadow Tavern is always a great time for us. We just get to cut loose and not worry about anything. It’s a place where we can experiment and where we can really spread our wings and just see what takes off and what just ends up as shit on the stage.
I couldn’t think of a better way to end the year than with my partners in crime playing an amazingly fun show. It was a great way to bid 2017 a farewell and to look to the future. What a great year we had in 2017 and thank you to each and all of you who came out show after show and showed your support to us. It means a lot to us and probably more than you’ll ever know.