WOW. Just....WOW!! That show was truly amazing! The venue was sooo intimate, it was like seeing them in someones garage! I was at the stage the whole nite! Some of my pics look zoomed but its just that I am THAT CLOSE!!
There were 3 opening bands. They were all pretty good. The first kid, Josh Damigo (?) a local SD kid, busted out "Part of that World" from the Little Mermaid. It was off the hook! I think that was the only song that was able to beat Chicken Fried for number of people that could sing along! Ha! Loved it!
Good Man Down was AWESOME! I chatted with them after the show. Super cool. I got their CD and will be listening ALL DAY!
Green River Ordinance was not bad either. I think the oldest guy in that group was 22...MAYBE....they were KIDS but they ROCKED.
Then of course, ZBB!! UNBELIEVABLE!! They took FOREVER for sound check, and still had tech difficulties through the first song (Zac had no sound for his guitar) but the rest of the band just jammed and it all worked out. They played alll their goodies and some I hadn't heard but they were such good songs! One called Martin, about a friend of his that died......wow. His voice on that song gave me goose bumps.
After the show I got Zac to sign my CD cover (I came prepared with Sharpie in hand!) Then I stole the SET LIST off the stage and got 3 of the 6 members to SIGN IT! Zac included!!!
The guys came out to have some beers and they were in a roped off area but we were able to approach them and take pics ang get autographs and such. BONUS: The one, the only KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID ROCK was partying with them! It was AWESOME! He was like, 10 feet from me smoking a stogie and doing shots of Jaeger!!! I tried snapping a pic but it SUCKED.
What a nite! I feel so lucky to have seen them in such an initmate venue....to be THAT close was just amazing. They probably will be moving on up as far as their caliber of venues is concerned. I just wish they had played the original show in Dec....easily would have been HALF the number of people that were there last nite. And WAY FEWER TOOLS. It was a tool shed last nite. But even that couldn' get me down!!!