Posted: Nov 3, 2008 11:26 am
Fun pre-party @ the Nite Lite ... missed Girl Trouble cuz we were still drinking there w/ Stu from The Fucking Eagles, then we all headed into the Paramount to hear them playing the Fucking Eagles album in it's entirety over the PA! Found out they were being considered as openers, but were bumped because of the "Fucking" in their name!
Lame seating set-up ... Gerry invited everyone down to the front to dance, only to have everyone ushered back by the meathead bouncers.
My girlfriend took some bad footage that I can post a link to later - but she was dancing, so it's all jumpy ... I guess I was yelling out "Silvio! Did you die?!?" when Little Steven was up there.
(I forgot about the Eddie Vedder note reading! First the Ramones, now this?!?)
Like many, I seized the opportunity for a piss break when the bass player broke into "Werewolves Of London" ... got a few laughs in the can when I asked if they were going to crack into "Brown-Eyed Girl" next.
Overall, it was what it was & I don't think I really was expecting any different ... Gerry's voice was as awesome as ever & the songs were pretty tight. I'm glad I made it down & got to meet up with everyone.
The party the next night at the Hellmouth House was a total blast! Tons of rad people from all over the place showed up & TONS of free booze! The Suspicions/Dead Ghosts/Dinosaur & The Missing Link/Coconut Coolouts were all fantastic ... in a final tribute to The Sonics, Mike Lucas got up & did "The Witch" with the CC's!
Fun times had by all ...