Erik (cottonmouthdn) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

A dreadful inauguration.

So this weekend was my newest band's first show.... also the first time I've ever been a "frontman." The place was a dump full of pretty sleazy folks (any bar that does a "lingerie lunch" and doesn't allow photos is definitely a dive), but they seemed to dig us anyway.

My lovely and thoughtful g/f snuck in a camera and snapped this shot:

As you can see, the joint is definitely a dive, and my bandmates are hair farmers like me. My hair, as usual, looks like a cape rather than hair...but at least you can see my face. The other dudes have faces, I swear. I think you can see my weight loss even better in this shot... 25lbs now! Still plenty more to go...

It had been a while since I've been in the whole club atmosphere--my last band's final show was in late July, so, yeah... it's almost like being re-born into rock n' roll.

Also, my last band was sort of a pop-rock thing, and I played bass (not the front guy for the band!), while the new band plays psychedelic/stoner/rock... and one thing I had kind of forgotten about was the way "rock" people dig on long hair. Man, I got a lot of questions/comments... mostly asking how long I'd been growing them, etc. As the night wore on, people became more bold, asking stuff like, "What nationality are you?" (I told them I'm American, which is true), lots of requests to touch them and a lot of compliments about how nice and neat they are... My bandmates (especially the bassist, who is also a professional body-builder and a part-time male model and quite used to being the center of attention) were suprised at all the interest I got... as was I! Like I said, I kinda forgot what it was like to play in the rock/metal world, and, apparently, you've gotta have more than a ripped bod, nice cheekbones and shoulder-length hair to get folks' attention these days... But 6' dreadlocks (and being the guy with the microphone) works...

Anyway. Just thought I'd share. BTW, don't stare at my tonsils... that's just creepy.
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