This concert had been scheduled for August 2nd (a Saturday night) and was postponed to a Tuesday. Never a good thing. I usually come home and crank out on the keyboard all my thoughts on the whole event. Then, wait a day, touch it up a bit and post it. But, usually I am enthused. I love live music, almost any live music. And, coming home from a show, I am usually pumped up and excited about the experience. But then there are the exceptions.
The Snout was filled on Friday night in honor of Chad's birthday. It was a great time with a great band, The Smokin' Bandits. Chad was of course having a lot of fun. Final problems due to his torn ligaments incurred at the Snout Golf outing seemed to be forgotten. ...or, lost in a haze of shots. Chad, you throw a great birthday party!
Just the experience of going to the My Place Bar in Eau Claire always seems to slightly out-weigh any act I see there. With it's recent winning of the first place "Award" for Toughest Bar in the Chippewa Valley, by Volume One. It is an interesting place. Not scary, like a big city bar, but it always seems just on the edge of violence. For the most part, the violence all seems to be directed between the regulars. Like a good bunch of friends who get together on the weekends to fight.
I won't say the performance of Dave Orr and The Providers was flawless. There was a time late in the evening, where Aimee and I said "Are they all playing the same song?" There is a level of drunken bufooonery that is allowed, perhaps even sometimes expected in a lead guitar player. This night they had it in Spades.