We did okay with our audience draw tonight and still made $164.00. We were hindered by the first full week of school and helped by being named in the “Band Survival Guide”, published annually in the University of Buffalo College newspaper. It lists all the Buffalo bands that are “worth seeing”.
This was also the night of the Bob Seger concert and in spite of that; we still pulled in 116 people on a Sunday night. At the time, Bob Seger was incredibly popular in Buffalo and had many loyal fans.
I remember when we had to get dressed in the girl’s bathroom at Melanie’s (because it was the only place with a mirror that wasn’t destroyed and we needed to have it to put on our costumes and make up). I remember seeing what was written on the walls… “Bob Seger is coming to Buffalo and I am going to meet him backstage and totally fuck his brains out.” Another comment written just below it read, “Stay away from him you whore, he’s mine!”
Damn, is there a chance any of these girls could be our groupies?? Maybe so if they took the time to read the new “Band Survival Guide.” Maybe they’d want to fuck out the brains of every band on that list. And there we sit at number 6. We’ll wait thank-you!
Our new Good vs. Evil ‘show-set’ was still bringing in some new people interested in seeing what it was all about. I can best describe it as a medley of original and cover songs strung together to loosely conform to a single theme and story line. We used fog, pyrotechnics and weird props on stage, like an eight foot crucifix with a giant bingo card across the arm that pulled down like a window shade; Barry dressed as an old-man in a hat, beard and cane, Patt in a straight-jacket spitting green-goo and then his brain exploded into the audience.
We covered some interesting and obscure music in our show-set like, Blondie’s “I Know, But I Don’t Know” and “Second Coming / the Ballad of Dwight Frye” by Alice Cooper and “Hymn 43” by Jethro Tull. We added to the mix our own weird musical creations like “Myron” (a mini rock-opera all on its own), “Cotton Holiday” and “Lucifer’s Lament”.