Our only show today is the Belfast Rocks showcase at the British Embassy venue, Latitude 30. It's going to be a sweet show whatever happens as ASIWYFA, FWW and General Fiasco are also on the bill. Once we battled through the traffic to the venue it was sweet to catch up with all the familiar faces and discuss how rubbish the flight was and how warm it now is. We finally have sun! Jonny got to break out his calves and we spent half an hour getting sun cream on them.
The venue is sweet, we get our soundcheck all sorted and we're well up for playing to the sizeable crowd that's arrived. I'd decided to use the kick pedal that was already on the kick drum for some reason. It made sense at the time but 20 seconds into our first song the thing falls apart! I'd left mine beside the kit and a handy crew member sorted me out. Apart from that everything goes smooth and we get a good reception, especially when our guest rappers The Beatards join us for the glorious dead.
*** Strait Laces were in Texas for the South By Southwest music industry event ***