it's okay, I'm with the band… (my gold mask concert)

29 May 2009

Back in February, Dani and I stumbled upon a concert while joining up with some friends at the bottle…  Through the wonders of the interwebs, I have been able to sort of keep tabs on one of the bands and then recently found out they would be playing in my neighborhood… last night…

No worries though.  Not only did I make it to the concert, but my name made it on the list…  Though it was only my second show, My Gold Mask has been a joy to follow musically and online.  After that first show, we became myspace friends, and then there was some blog stalking, and then some twitter following… and then it all culminated in meeting last night after their set.

I can definitely say that Gretta and Jack (and their friends) are good people.  And having met a few musicians, and then finding that we get along, that’s made some of these experiences so much greater.  I love getting to see them preform, and to know that not only are they awesome performers and musicians, but also just kick ass people as well… it’s just too much, really.  (I can’t listen to my Lyon & the Notary album without smiling when I hear some great drumming, knowing all too well that it’s my friend Andy T playing… For me it makes me love the album more…)  Who knows, maybe it’s just that whole “artists are people too” thing…  I’m not saying that you should go out and bombard your latest aural crush and become besties with them.  There’s a good chance that may freak them out.  I think basically, what I want to say, is that if you like a band or an artist, tell them.  If you’re enjoying the concert, rock out.  Your energy and excitement will feed back into them and only good things can happen.  (Just don’t be the drunken dickwad who ruins it for everyone else… Please.)

Oh and fear not.  I accomplished what I promised to do… Behold, videos…. (more can be found via my youtube channel)

Also, I’ve added a new feature to the blog… There are a lot of happenings going on here in the Second City and so I’ve made my date book public.  You can check it out by the link in the upper left sidebar, right under “ticket stubs”…or right here.  I’ll only post “Wench Approved Events”…

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