Still groggy. But here I am.
Well, we’re ten years old and we played at Autumn Muse last night. The same stage we first played on in 1996. We were young whippersnappers then, competing in the ‘semi-professional’ category. I remember we played a Mr. Big tune called ‘What’s it Gonna Be’, Sevenish, and maybe I’ll Get You and Catharsis, I’m not sure. Rajeev must have a little piece of paper somewhere with that set list written down.
Sound was decent, but we couldn’t have done without the PODs – both Tony and I went direct, the guitar amps that Reynolds forked up being some ridiculous tiny leftover Marshalls with as much character as boiled cabbage. Nate had a wireless! And had a total rockstar moment on the ramp with his solo on Shine. Shine on!
Oh, it rained. Like shit it did. And nobody left! And there were all these wonderfull, sodden people in front singing along with all our songs… thanks for making this gig special.
Long party after gig, complete with ten-year birthday cake and all. Lots of drunken revelry. Fun.
So many people. So many people have made this possible. I can’t name ‘em all, and I can’t even begin to thank them properly. I’m just so glad that I’ve been able to be with this bunch of fantastic folk for this long. Here’s looking forward to a lot more.