Posted: Sep 5, 2006 4:20 pm
Really enjoyed the show. Friend of mine who is a bartender at the venue said they sold almost 1100 tix and estimated Scratch Acid made close to 14k. That's the most they've ever gotten paid for a show.
It was hot hot hot, and it was an outdoor show. Yow had some sort of mucas prob going on and he was spitting up phlegm every few mins. Heat got to him near the 2nd to last song before the encore, and he bent over and vomitted. But somehow Yow does that with grace.
Scratch Acid played for about an hour and 15 mins. Yow had the energy, running around, hanging from the rafters, singing while surfing the crowd. Simms didn't really start his patented movements with the bass until 2/3 way in, but everybody was tight, and seeing Washam on drums (hadn't seen him since his Euripides Pants project) was AMAZING.
Problem with that size of a crowd is it prevents anyone but those in the near front of the club to really catch the energy in the air. But then up front, you had to fight a pretty aggressive pit of some drunken fucks that got annoying real quick, or maybe I'm just getting too old.
Some ways it was better than I hoped (energy level, sound, songs played), other ways just a tough less than I hoped (no stage antics, but I wasn't really expecting any), but all in all it was a great show. They played every song I wanted to hear but Ain't That Love.
Yow thanked the audience over and over for all that came out, and seemed to be really caught off guard that people still cared.
The Chicago show should be fun, but a shorter set.