The best thing about life, Is knowing you put it together

"They look like big strong hands... don't they?"

Water rolls down the skin like tiny beads..
Eyes close so that they might see.
Illum tangendo (touching him)
This sun is a star in someone else's sky
Illum tangendo (touching him)
This moon is making someone cry...
Illum tangendo (touching him)

Captain PirateFace say's "Ahoy!"

Captain PirateFace say's "Ahoy!"
Updated by, Captain PirateFace

The Captain


This is not an Exit

Never Say Die!!!

"the tigers have found me
and I do not care."

Charles Bukowski

there is no fear here

there is no fear here
there is a fear here

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Best Show Ever!!!

Tonight was like a movie moment. Let me explain: We showed up to the House of Blues midway through the 2nd act's set. Running late because we had to get some grub. Gabriel (my son) was bouncing around crazy excited. When the Rentals took to the stage him and I both went crazy! The Rentals are simply amazing! Every song was tight and energetically performed and the band seemed to actually be enjoying themselves. Almost Immediately Rachal Haden noticed Gabriel and said from the stage "Look at that little rocker!". It seemed as though all the member's of the band at one time or another gave Gabriel a smile. During "Please let that be you" a representative of the band, a very nice guy named "Kyle" came down and asked: "Sara wanted to know if your little boy wanted to come on stage and dance with her on the next song's solo." I said "Heck Yeah!" as my wife began to panic. Our little man can be a handful sometimes. I said it would be alright, I would be with him and not let him break anything. As the next song started "The Cruise", Kyle came back and got us and led us backstage. We came around side stage and I had to do all I could to hold the little man back as he was already dancing and super psyched. The solo came up and he was brought onstage. He and Sara Radle danced and jumped together as the crowd smiled and took pictures, my wife being so happy for our son... shed a few tears of joy. The Band finished the song and Sara picked him up and let him say a few un-intelligible words into the microphone and then we went back and joined the crowd. I told Gabriel, "You just lived Daddy's dream buddy!". The show went on, I can honestly say as a fan, that for every fan there it was like an early Christmas present. Songs from both albums and the new e.p. flooded our senses and I think most will have gone home tonight with an aching face... from grinning and smiling. After the show we went over to talk to some of the band members and get Gabriel autographs. Ben Pringle was so nice he brought my son and I backstage where Gabriel got to meet the rest of the band, take pictures and even get to tap out some beats on the drummer's (Dan Joeright's) kit. I just have to say... The Rentals are an amazing band, this I have known since high school. The music is amazing and just play's right through the soul... it's fun, energetic and heck... it's The Rentals! But, tonight I found out that not only are they an amazing band... they are amazing, good hearted, utterly charming people. Las Vegas I am disappointed in you for not filling the House of Blues for this show... you missed out on one hell of a concert.
P. S. Matt Sharp get's bonus points for remembering one of many fans (Me) from his last show, proving that he actually acknowledges his fans.

Tons of pictures of Gabriel were taken at the show and when we get some I will post them right away.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

F@%*in' SWEET.


How can you save me when you can't save yourself?

"nothing can save
it keeps the walls

Charles Bukowski