Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Imagine the blackest of pitch black darkness. Then take away anything that shines or reflects in that blackness; there are no stars, no shadows, just the absolute absence of any light or color. Now, cover your eyes in duct tape, put on a blind fold, then put on sunglasses. Now put on a ski mask, backwards. Now try to perform some skilled labor on faulty equipment, in front of an audience with their arms crossed who aren't aware of the darkness you're in.
When you've done all this, then you'll have a good feeling for what it was like for me last night performing at Dunes. I can't speak for the rest of the band, but it was definitely the darkest venue I've ever played in.
But the crowd was nice and appreciative, and we made our way through the darkness, and even played 2(!) new songs. Well, 1 new song - untitled instrumental - and 1 cover - The Cure's Lovesong, which was what we in the music biz call "completely unrehearsed".
When we were done, Neighborhood DJ played MIA near the beginning of his set that closed the night. We talked with our friends, our friends talked with each other, and I spent a few hours trying to recover from night blindness.