WHOA NELLIE! played the 4:15 slot at OffRamp, and I couldn't believe how big the crowd was that early... fucking AWESOME way to start my weekend, BIG thanks to all y'all who told the man to suck it, cut outta work early, and made the scene.
The Ferals were throwing down some pretty tasty RAWK when we got to the stage, glad I finally got to check them out... godDAMN that Lara can holler!
The Friday OffRamp stage crew was WAY off the coolness chart. Two thirds of Scrawl and half of Righteous Buck carrying MY amp? Shit dog... I'm not worthy.
The set right before us was Old Hundred, and while they're not really my thing, people really seemed to dig them, and they play really well... just not my bag. My problem, not theirs.
Our set went really well, I thought... we had a great time, and I saw loads of familiar faces in the crowd. Sorry if I didn't chat you all up later, but god knows I tried... hope I bump into the rest of you over the next 2 days. Hey, did anyone get a picture of my piano dude, Bob Hite, playing keys with his daughter on his knee, who was blowing the shit out of a plastic blue recorder? I damn near fell off stage when I saw that, and I'd love to see it again...
Tin Hearts were sounding good after us, and holding the crowd, but I had to load up the gear and boogie. Dumped the stuff at my apt 2 blocks away, dumped the truck on Neil Ave another 3 blocks away, and made it back to OffRamp for the end of Karate Coyote...
Drank more, talked to a LOT of people, drank more, stumbled through the park, talked to more people... by the time I met Melissa for a Fish Boat (!) around 8:30, I was DONE. I slumped home and passed the hell out. Woke up this morning to retrieve the truck and write this.
So, somebody tell me what I missed!