- Tony and David (and one of
Tonys friends) somehow landed a Mary Kay cosmetics party. We played goofy 50s
inspired songs (no singing, no bass guitars just two guitars and drums) in
someones backyard, and were asked to turn down a time or two. I believe we made $100
bucks, and each got $25 for it (the soundman, who seemed to have watched MTVs
Headbangers Ball one too many times, also got $25).
- We played at the Grand
Emporium! There was a local band night, and three bands played. One of the bands was named
Poet Crow (dont remember the other bands name). The sound guy at the Emporium
thought we were great not sure if anyone else did, though.
- We staged our own concert
at WJC, in Peters Theater our senior year, complete with smoke machine and a 6-foot
dinosaur that dropped down over David at appropriate times.
- We played at a wedding for
one of our friends. I dont think all of us were there. I think it was just David,
Tom and Tony. David played guitar on one song, and the groom and his brother were both
good drummers, so they played some, too.
- We played in a battle of
the bands at Independence Center. It was really funny most of the bands except us
were metal band wanna-bes, and we decided on the spot to make fun of them in our own
special way. We had one really mellow song called No One Sleeps. It has a solo break in
the middle. During that break, we spontaneously broke out into thrash metal
fun, if no one else did! I knocked down a mic in the middle of the set with my drumstick,
and our time ran out before we could get to Rock to the Top. And we didnt win. One
of the judges came up to us afterwards, told us he really liked us, and then told us
hed voted for us to be #2. Thanks, dude! And, of course, the sound guys loved us
(the Grand Emporium dude was there, too) probably in part because they knew we were
making fun of the other bands, and because we were one of the few bands there that was
- Brian, David, Tom and a guy
named Jeff Dyer played at WJCs Tatler Review (yearly skit time) for a contest or
something. We played Chuck Berrys Nadine.
Around that same time,
Brian, David and Tom also played as the pit band for one of the 15-minute skits.