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It's all a blur, but some I remember:

Wednesday night-
Julie Delpy and then the Shore at Friends. tycoonjack is still in awe of talking to Julie and Ethan for ten minutes about what it is like being a film student. We also saw Speed Levitch, and I was surprised that he remembered my name from "Coffee and Cigarettes" when I was trying to help him get to his seat.
Later we saw Amberjack Rice followed by Bleu at the 18th floor of the Crowne Plaza, a relaxed and intimate setting overlooking downtown and the Capitol. Sang songs with Bleu, and the crowd was "invited" to sing in his backup choir at the Church of the Holy Ghost in East Austin.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts rocked out at Stubb's on Wednesday night, and then at 2 am on Thursday at the Private Stubbs Afterhours Party. Cake also performed at 3:30am, and Beatle Bob was wearing an aquamarine suit. Plenty of free drinks flowing. Seeing Joan Jett made me realize what a old school rocker I really am! I especially liked her bump and grind during "Fetish, an awesome song.

Thursday-
I worked my twelve hour shift at the Town Lake Stage for Tejano Night, and then saw End of Fashion at Friends, followed by Amberjack Rice and Bleu at the Crowne Plaza. Sang songs with Bleu, and was "invited" to sing in his backup choir choir at the Church of the Holy Ghost in East Austin. Connie and Chrissy met us at Stubb's to see the B-52s who were awesome. Stayed for Junior Senior, an incredible band.

Friday-
I worked my twelve hour shift at Town Lake, with Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Mars, Toots and the Maytals, and Joss Stone. Busy, but manageable.
Then down to meet tycoonjack, Jesse, and Patrick at Emo's Annex for Flogging Molly. What a major CF! Wound up working the venue, crowd was at capacity and a lot of punks were pushing on the security fence. My quasi crew jumped in and helped as much as we could, but finally the police had to disperse the crowd. Thank goodness they didn't use mace- they save those for the peace demonstrations.

On to Stubb's which was quite tame. Saw Hows Your News? perform a courageous set, followed by the always inspiring Polyphonic Spree . Incredible experience, always a euphoric mood overwhelms me. Gave me the chills for the first couple of songs....Beatle Bob was wearing a red suit tonight, and he danced with Tim. Amazing how everyone in that band keeps moving throughout the whole set.

What an incredible evening! One day more, and then it's the SXSW Softball Game and BBQ. Always lots of fun!

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moonwick
Mar. 20th, 2004 10:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the Spree rocked. I didn't realize you were there as well. :)
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