I would have written this yesterday, but you know, it was Monday and my brain wasn’t sending strong signals to my fingers. Well, it sent strong signals to each middle digit, but that’s about it. So, I bring the weekend recap to you now. I do what I want.
If you were one of many who showed up to the Windham Tattoo and Body Piercing Customer Appreciation Party, then you must have had zero fun over the weekend. Just kidding. It was a fucking blast. I was only able to be there for a few short hours on Saturday afternoon, compared with a lot of folks who showed up for the very first band on Friday and came back Saturday for the whole day or just stayed in a tent on Dave and Patricia Peterson’s yard. The music was nonstop. There was a massive amount of food. Little kids were dancing. It was like a family reunion, except much more welcoming. Upon arrival, it was nonstop hugs from friends and waves hello. Wanna make a metalhead melt? You done did it.
I feel bad that I wasn’t able to see most of the bands, and even the ones that played while I was there were nearly drowned out by the happy chatter of friends who were just so excited to be where they were in that moment. It was so much fun being able to chit chat with members of Last Ones Alive (hey, Johnny Wags, thanks for the sips of that amazing orange-vodka concoction that tasted just like a friggin Dreamsicle. Imma name it Heather’s Mouth Surprise), Loki (happy belated birthday, Boyer!), Stillborn Condition, Devils Nite Out, Venndetta, Weapons At Hand, Angel Slayer, Culling The Herd, Dirty Rotten Winter, Burning Time, When Muppetz Attack (Jason, your wife grabbed my ass. I liked it), Alter’d State, The Great North, Juboybe, and many others.
Everybody’s favorite DJ/Emcee, JustinSane of Granite Coast Entertainment, totally nailed it as emcee for this year’s party. I can’t think of anyone better to do the honors. He has always been a huge supporter of local music in our state, and he goes to enough shows and spins enough music to earn it. He could be seen floating from person to person, camera in hand, enthusiastically talking about music and all the great bands that were playing the show. Every conversation I’ve had with him has been thoroughly entertaining and educational. I look forward to working with him in the very near future on some big, big shows coming up this summer! Local Music Earth, fuckers.
Always the shy, straight-laced kid, I never imagined I’d be accepted, let alone become good friends, with such an amazing group of musicians and their families and friends. It was an amazing experience, and I’d like to say thank you to the Petersons for their hospitality and for hosting such a fun and FREE shindig for their customers and friends every summer. You motherfucking rock. Thank you for supporting local music the way that you do. We can’t wait to have you at Herd Flock again this year (next month!), and hopefully you won’t have to clean fake blood and guts off your stage this time around… Who am I kidding? You’ll have to, because Culling The Herd.
That’s enough out of me for today. Check the blog on Thursday for details on an upcoming CD release party that you DO NOT want to miss. I mean it. Until then, uh, bye.
Why are you still here? I said bye. Weirdo.