Last night! Last night I was excited, more excited than I have been in a while. Don’t get me wrong, playing with Bat For Lashes was amazing, but there is something wonderful about playing with friends for a big crowd in your hometown.
The event was put on by Redbull Sound Select, and it was our first interaction with the company. We had a great time, we were treated very well by them, and it looks like they have some great things in store for the future.
NOW. Incan Abraham started it right. Even though I have seen them before, I feel like last night was the first time I really experienced the band. Sound, energy, cohesiveness, it was sublime. I can say the same thing for Hands, who played after us. Though, I caught their show a few weeks ago at the Echoplex and it was equally as stunning then. Overall, such a great lineup to be a part of.
While I wasn’t able to walk on any heads like I thought I would, our set was outrageously fun to perform. My favorite part of the performance by far was singing with Cecelia from Gothic Tropic (if you can’t tell by the photo). Cecelia is a gorgeous individual. But of course, you already knew that. Besides David Braun, she is my favorite person to sing NHA with.
The Echoplex was packed by the time Wavves began their set. Unable to squeeze into a spot in the dense crowd, I watched them a bit from backstage. They are exactly what you think they are. Great. But, I actually spent most of their set chatting with BG, my favorite venue worker ever. At that point in the night I really needed a bit of a sit down and some air, so I hung out with him at the door and may have told him my life story. I’m sorry BG.
Thank you to everyone who came and made it a great night. This list includes but is not limited to Cecelia, Andy, Bradley, BG, Sean (who did crazy lights for us!), the other Sean, Hands, Incan Abraham, Wavves, Nung, Jor, Darren, Paul, BG!, Royce, and all the people I got to meet after the show.
I love everything,
(photo cred to Reid You Know Who You Are)