While The Stereo State, Anchors, After The Fall and Antillectual are on their fall tour together called OCTOURBER 2012, they will be writing a rotating Road Blog exclusively for us. Each band will write a band for each day of the tour. You can check out the 1st entry, written by Brandon of The Stereo State, after the break.
What an amazing show! Such a killer line-up. Antillectual who is from Holland opened the show and absolutely killed it. We haven’t seen those dudes in years but great guys and a great band. They actually played the first Stereo State show in Albany back in 2008. Then we played next…..what a shit show. A lot our friends from our hometown came out which was a total surprise, but always awesome to see them drunk singing along. Speaking of drunk…..some drunken bag of shit was partying his dick off during our set. He was holding up a Shipyard Brewery sign, falling all over everyone while screaming obscenities. It was awesome, dude party’s hard. Next up was Anchors from Australia. Our Creator-Destructor label “mates”. (see what I did there?). I’ve been waiting to see those guys for a long time, well worth the wait, they are so tight! Their latest record is absolute fire and I suggest everyone pick that up. Next was After The Fall. They are a 4 piece now and the sound is just that much more full. I wish I got to see the whole set, but it was nearly 11:00, and that’s when the liquor stores close in Worcester close, so ya know…..priorities (sorry fellas). Up next was Smartbomb. It’s been a while yet again since I’ve seen those guys. So good! The drummers parents were there to support and his dad recognized myself and my brother from our old band FiveAcrossTheEyes. So it was cool to reminisce on older times, that guy is such a rad dude. A “rad dad” if you will. Then the almighty No Trigger. I don’t know where all these people came from all of a sudden, but you couldn’t move in that joint! They are so dope man. I sang along up front for a while, but made my way back down to the van to enjoy some adult beverages. We saw some dude sleeping on the trunk of his car….HAMMERED! He rolled off of the trunk and fell directly on his fucking head! We went to see if he was ok and he was bleeding from his head, laying in a puddle, snoring. I thought I was drunk. We sat his giant ass up and tried to wake him up, not happening. Out of nowhere a nurse (still wearing scrubs) came out of a dark alley and took care of him. It was like seeing a unicorn leaping over a rainbow. Weird wild stuff. So we packed up and hit the road. Stopped at some random diner and had a fantastic breakfast. Some over weight thug woman was yelling about Obama and asking strangers to see their iPhones. I dunno yo, people are strange. Now tired and hungover we are heading to our show in Manhattan. Late as usual. I heard that Lagwagon, The Flatliners, and Dead To Me are playing on some cruise ship tonight we plan on hitting up. My liver hurts just thinking about tonight. Time to get it in….more to come. Love, me.