This was seriously the longest week. Karl and I have both been sick, and we are both hating work right now so the weekend couldn’t come soon enough. Luckily we had lots planned and we were ready to have fun. We met up with our good friends Devanie and Sam for dinner and a show.
This is super random, but I have never seen this before. We went to this Mexican place, El Gallo Giro. We ordered this “hand made guacamole” as an appetizer, and a girl came out an made it right in front of us. It was pretty awesome and delicious.
We headed over to Velour. My friend Matt from work was playing there with his band Sober Down. He has been talking about it for years, and I have been meaning to got to show for a while but it has never worked out. To make things even funnier he also just happens to be Devaine’s cousin. Also he is the brother of one of my college roommates, Melissa. WEIRD, but awesome. This is one of the reasons Dev and Sam were with us.
Sam and Dev looking great. It is always so much fun to be with them.
Me and Karl. Stop looking at my gold tooth!
Dev and me!
The doors were supposed to open at 8, but they didn’t. Sober Down was billed first we thought that they would open, but they didn’t. They were last.
But that was ok. We saw Cameron Rafati. He was pretty good, but none of us were really into the music so left and got some ice cream at 31 flavors.
We came back over an hour later, thinking they might be on, but they weren’t. It was this band that is really familiar sounding called, The Vibrant Sound. All their songs sounded the same. Sorry guys. Still they were fun to watch, and they previewed their new music video after their set.
I have been having really bad head aches for the past couple of weeks so the music was getting to me as it got later. Karl and I hung out in the cold for a while just to get a little break.
We waited for the band during sound check. It was 11 by that time and I was getting sleepy. The lady behind us was funny apparently.
Then they were up!
Here is Matt:
Sober Down is a Reggae band. There is a sax and a trumpet. Both of them were really talented. The guy on lead vocals was great, and the lead guitarist, who seemed to be the leader, was a funny guy. They were reggae without sounding super familiar which I liked. That is my general complaint about Reggae music, all of it sound the same. Not these guys though. It w sounded a little like ska sometimes, which I really liked.
Dev and I got up and danced, and I made Karl get up too. He wouldn’t dance though. We just swayed next to me when I begged. We didn’t end up staying the whole set because I the hour and my head. We had a great time though and I would totally go and see them again some time.