Where was I? Oh, SXSW 08….
As I mentioned in part 1, we had 15 bands playing in our little store for three days straight. I don’t have much to say about any of them, so here’s my quick recap:
Blah, blah, blah…boy, that Sarah Bareilles sure is popular.
Blah, blah, blah…woah, easy on those brown liquors grandma, they can be a bit harsh on the face (no names mentioned).
BRING ON THE METAL!!
Finally, THE SAVIOURS are here!
These fuckers had so many Marshalls stacked on the stage that they had to play on the floor! The band and their buddies were all really cool…and one of the band members (no names mentioned) had the best SXSW quote of the day as they got off our stage:
“NO MORE COCAINE!”
I had to geek out a bit and get my LP signed:
Pretty sweet artwork by JOE PETAGNO!
And the weed and joints on the inner sleeve were a nice touch:
Oh yeah, some old dudes showed up:
One of our employees (no names mentioned) bum rushed Mick just to blurt out, “I love you!” Shit, you wait over 20 years to meet someone and that’s all you got? Whatevs.
Last up we had some real old dudes who knew they were old and they also knew that they weren’t rock stars. I love these guys. Witness the lack of pretension:
(This video is from SXSW 08, just not at Waterloo…)
So that’s about it…nothing too terribly exciting this year. Who knows, maybe next year I can just stay home and sit the whole damn thing out?
Read Part 1 right here.