Violent Blue had our first REAL show last Sunday at the Rock N Roll Hotel in Washington, DC. We’ve had smaller shows at peoples houses and parties of friends, but this was our first real one we’ve had together. It was awesome! We played at 6:20, which is a great time to play for a downtown club. The place was pretty packed, too, with what looked like around some 200 people there. Thanks everyone who came out and supported us! It was also just a thrill.
In fact, there were only two bad things about the whole ordeal. The first is that it was and ordeal. We had to arrive and check in and sound check at 9 AM that morning, which makes absolutely no sense because we performed at 6:20 that night. “Sound check” simply involved us watching them making sure their own equipment actually works. To make matters worse, it’s located in a pretty bad part of town. As one friend put it: “Words cannot describe the awesomeness! Even though Northeast DC was mad sketch lol.” So we went to Union Station and hung out at the Post Office Museum (boooooooringggg) for a while, where I split open my ring finger (thankfully I didn’t pluck with it).
The other bad part of it was the sound guys at the Rock N Roll Hotel, who sucked. All our mics were down too low (mine was nearly off), Billy’s guitar was wayy too quiet compared to mine and Will’s, and they completely messed up the drum setup during the “sound check” that morning. Marty had to spend a few minutes before we played fixing the snare drum.
Other than that, the show was awesome. We played great, and everyone liked us. The end. Oh, until Jimmy forgot where he parked and we almost died walking around the sketchiness that is northeast DC late at night [ugh… >.<].
Will and I are playing a duet acoustic show at the Shoes Cup & Cork coffee shop in Leesburg on Friday, January 7, probably around 7 PM or such. Everyone should come out, grab a nice, hot caramel macchiato and enjoy our smooth tunes!
P.S. – Billy’s playing a solo show that some newspaper woman is apparently covering on December 21, so come check him out, too!