We played Las Vegas last night and the show went great. As a first official show for the current lineup of the band, this was a major plus. I have to thank Dave Meeks from Big Bad Zero (a Las Vegas local band) for getting me the gig. The overall consensus was that we were tight and sounded great. The real plus was selling some CD’s and swag.
Another funny thing is the difference in attitude people have towards a band when they roll up in a huge bus! 🙂 We parked it outside the hurricane and proceeded to unpack and play. Unfortunately I screwed up and didn’t charge the video camera enough, so the battery died like one minute into the first song. But there were some pictures taken that I will attempt to post asap.
After the show we were standing outside chatting when we saw a drunk guy come out of the bar and get in his truck. He cruised around a corner in the parking lot and sideswiped another parked truck. As he bounced his truck off the parked on, he swerved and almost bounced of the bus. All I could think, was, no, no, no. Don’t hit the bus, don’t hit the bus, don’t hit the bus. Luckily he missed the bus and turned another corner and hit a brick wall instead. Whew.
After that we packed up and headed out for Houston. We drove until about 5 a.m. then parked and got some sleep. I got up this morning around 9 and fired up the bus after some breakfast. As I was driving through Arizona I was thinking how nice it is to see a change in the weather and in the seasons. Living in Southern California you tend to forget that there are other seasons other than hot and rainy. Got to see some yellow and orange tree leaves. It’s been a nice trip so far.
Houston, here we come…