First, a little about the fundraiser itself. Almost the entirety of the event was held in Farsi. I don't speak Farsi. At all. A few hours of poetry reading and speeches spoken in an extremely alien language makes for a rather surreal situation. The dancing numbers were interesting to watch, though.
We got up to play cold; no sound check, not really any warmup to speak of. We led off with Waiting For Rain and that went fairly well. The next three tunes were all on the slower side, and I think that choice hurt us -- the drop in pace and energy lost what part of the crowd we had. We also couldn't hear each other (the usual monitor problems). One of us did his usual invent-on-the-spot thing (a trait I thought we had addressed already), so things did not go so well.
Hopefully, the next show will go better than this one.Posted by Casper at March 7, 2004 04:58 PM