It was back to Boston's/Priceless Inn for a Memorial Day weekend kicker-off-er show with a nice group of our nearest and dearest. Justin ran the camera and did a good job directing some shots of each member of the band. I especially like it when someone is doing that and gets good footage of the drummer, as Justin did in the clips from this show. Drumming, done well, has great visual aesthetics.
[YouTube video clip to be added]
Venue: Priceless Inn
Location: Tempe, AZ
Vocals, Bass: Mike Bahr
Guitars: Jeff Mink
Drums: Chuck Prime
Other act(s): Tykkus, Red Headed Step Chylde, Stygian Abyss, Storm Within
1. After You Fell Asleep
3. 21 Months
4. The Safety Dance (Grim & Necro version) (Men Without Hats)
7. The Truth Will Set Me Free
8. Schism (Tool)
9. Blue Instant
We premiered "The Necro Dance," our evil and metallica cover of Men Without Hats' 1983 hit "The Safety Dance." The crowd had a great laugh, but they were there bouncing their heads to the beat throughout it. As I figure it, if I am on stage entertaining you, you are free to consume that entertainment as you like -- enthusiastically, apathetically, proactively, or disinterestedly -- but you're wasting your own fun if you wear a mask of indifference while inside you really want to boogie it up and enjoy yourself. This, I think, is why mostly it is the "lame" people like parents and such who end up cutting loose and having a good time at wedding receptions. The rest of us could learn a lot from them.