(Added Oct. 2001) – This was our first “headlining” show. We thought we were so badass because of it and we treated the crowd to a set consisting of 23 songs!!! Oh, the pain they must have endured! 23 songs! We usually only play 12 or 13 on a good night now. We used to have some 4 and 5 minute songs back then too. I can’t believe anyone came to see us again after that.
(Added Oct. 2001) – This was our third show and ended up being our biggest show for about the next 4 years. It was some big outdoor festival thing in a big open air amphitheater. I remember it being really fun to play. It was a who’s who of Boone bands at the time and I remember feeling flattered to be a part of it. I also remember not knowing how to work the Marshall half stack I borrowed. Interestingly enough the sound guy at this show ended up recording out first album!
(Added Oct. 2001) – This was our first real club show and looking back I think it was honestly one of the best nights of my life. The club was packed, all our friends were there, all the local bands were there, it was a perfect late summer evening and we totally rocked. I think we surprised everyone that night, perhaps even ourselves. I don’t think we’ve even gotten a crowd reaction quite like we did that night. It was perfect in every way. When I think of Boone and “the good old days” I always think of that show.
(Added Mar. 2002) – I don’t remember this show at all but Dave swears we played it. After much discussion we recalled that it was actually an impromptu set at a basement party where another band was playing. It was in front of people so I guess it counts as a show.
(Added Oct. 2001) – This was our first real show. We thought we were so good and looking back we were so incredibly lame. Half our set was covers. We had long pauses. Paul had to tune everyone’s instruments. We had some sad little Hoss stickers that we handed out and we thought we were gods. I remember being incredibly nervous even though there were only a dozen people watching. Interesting fact … Bryan did not play this show! It was actually some dude named Shawn who we recruited since Bryan was out of the country for the summer. It’s always funny when we play small shows now because I always look back and think that how things really haven’t changed that much for us. We’re a lot better live (and have much better stickers) but sometimes we still get that blank stare reaction from a dozen people who have forgotten who you are before you’ve even left the stage.
(Added Mar. 2002) – Technically I guess this was our first live performance. We played 3 (or was it 4?) songs live on the air in the middle of the day during summer school. A prime audience to say the least. Bryan was out of town so we actually borrowed a drummer for the show who’s name we can’t recall. It was a pretty funny scene because we had to setup in the hallway and play. Somewhere a tape exists.