Last night was my swan song performance with JoS; after a year and then some, it's time to move on. Rob (who came out to the show and was also nice enough to take some photos) will taking over bass duties for JoS in the future.
We've played at Classic Café several times before, so both the venue and the crowd are known quantities. It's a good crowd, mostly into the music, but a bit on the small side.
We got started in our normal manner (a little on the chaotic side), and people sang along and did their dancing. Including some people doing a little faux-lesbian thing for a while, which I think almost started a fight between the Malboro Man and Marine One (the nicknames we gave the guy in the cowboy hat and the military-looking one). But some good friends came out and that always makes things okay.
There was nothing that was going to make this night bad for me, though. As I've said before, quite a few of the tunes on the set list I was rather bored with playing, and I was viewing this night as the last time I will probably have to play any of them. Even Sweet Home Alabama -- a song I completely detest -- was fun to play tonight.
Towards the end of the second set, I played the same unaccompanied solo that I did at the FoI show. Very few people paid any attention to me, which I had expected at this kind of a show. But it was my last show; might as well go out with a bang.
I would like to thank Rich, Ryan, Matt, Rob, Keith, Basem (B-Nice boyee!), SLim (always with the L) and Mark (gotta love that day job) for all the good times and good music and I wish each and every one of them luck and good crowds.Posted by Casper at June 19, 2004 01:45 PM