That was a big night last night.
Not because we drank (I was on cola). Not because we partied (i had half an anxiety tablet before the show, thanks panic attacks) but because we were doing something we love doing, with people we love doing it with.
Luke Escombes original songs are great. Funny as heck. a great way to start the night.
By the time we got up to do our stuff things were primed for a good night.
I was reading an article about 'flow' this week. It's a subject of discussion within the band and I know I've written here about it before. The whole being in the zone thing.
Last night we found a few moments of it and it was wonderful. No matter how hard you try, sometimes you get there, sometimes you don't.
But when you do...
All the songs we didnt get to play on tour and two concert sized sets. Rosie and Bill played some fiendishly good stuff and everything was pretty cohesive.
After the show, in the backstreets, we had to take a moment and offer some help after we saw something go down. A big shout out to Ms Nancy for flagging down the cops, she gets our bravery award.
Your friends in the Stormcellar don't dig violence, and don't condone it against women or pretty much anyone.
More importantly, as individuals, if we see something, we say something, call the cops, alert those who can help. It's not up to us to judge or get heroic, but we have a duty of care to each other and to our fellow humans to see that we treat each other a little kindly.
Gig shout outs to Cassidy and Michaela, Andy and Candy (im not making this up) and a big thanks to Mis Sal for sound and to Luke for an awesome show.