FFF6 living up to its name
First day = success (for the most part)
I started my day with the Cloud Nothings. Enjoyed them exponentially more live, in person. For the first time, I experienced D Generation - fantastic show. Their catchy, punk-rock sound and energy was contagious. Their sound left me humming their tunes hours later and wanting to get their record. One word for Joe Black Lewis and the Honeybears - OUTstanding! The pace of their songs layered with the horns and James- Brownesque vocals. Rock n' Roll, baby! Saw them last year at an Austin City Limits taping and discovered he hails from Round Rock, Texas. I am from Georgetown so I too must be destined for greatness - it's in the water, right?
For the not so successful section of the evening... Danzig. I must confess. I've only have heard their music because I came home early a few times when my husband wasn't expecting me. That's when he plays his hardcore punk and metal, not in my presence. Anyway, he was insanely excited for the Danzig Legacy showing because of the Misfits songs, their drummer and a possible appearance by Henry Rollins, yaddi-yadda.
Danzig did not start until somewhere between 30 and 45 min late, and from the looks of what his crew was messing with, because of technical difficulties with the heater. Really.... you (excuse my name calling) pussy. Your fans are standing in the cold, freezing, and you can't get your ass out on stage and work up a quick sweat. Then, when he finally gets out there, he can't finish his set because there is a city ordinance to turn all music off at 10p. The knucklehead tries to blame it on the big bad meanies of power and authority saying "Don't blame me. I want to keep playing for you guys." Then he proposes everyone start a riot.
As we were waiting to see what would happen, a group was leaving the show and we hear a guy say, "It's too cold to riot."
How about you get out on stage, on-time, Danzig and then you would have been able to finish your set.
Here's to hoping for a better close of the evening....Spoon! (I have a feeling they won't disappoint.)