I showed up early enough to catch the fellas pre-show. Thes settin' up the merch table. Double sqeezin' off a few a rounds of "Buck Hunter". The place is more or less empty except a couple folks at the bar. It's a F'n hole in the wall. The Alley is not much more than an alley. I felt embarrassed that these two...Masters, should play a sold out House of Blues and two nights later come play some rat hole in Sparks. My town has someplace better to play. It serves its purpose as a venue but, we can do better. We will do better. It kinda put me in weird place but Mike & Chris put on a happy face and let me say hi. Thanks guys.
Came back about an hour later, after gettin some dinner. I kinda hung off to the side through the sound check. Double cut some...Eric B & Rakim, I think. I heard through hearsay that they were using borrowed equipment? DQMOT.
Opening Act; not sure so much, I was drinkin with my friends but, I bobbed my head to a few bass lines.
Second Act; refer to Opening Act.
Got to the side of the stage at the start of the Headline Attraction. Easily. There was 150 people maybe? Again, I'm ashamed for my town. They're a little slow. However, once the lights dropped, the PUTS put on, by far and away, the best hip hop show this town has ever seen. Hands down. Our little crowd pulled together pretty damn good if I do say so myself. We do like our beer! Anyways, sorry, they rocked nonstop and I was amazed how these two can get it together and bring the energy, night after night and put on such polished, solid performance. I left with a new respect for Mike & Chris. I feel you guys deserve more. I shoulda spent more money at the table. I still need that ladies large WRLA. Gotta get it.
In closing, I can't thank the P enough for comin to my town. I hugely appreciated every minute of it and sincerely hope to have that opportunity again. If I do, I promise to bring twice as many people. Please keep on keeping on. You keep makin em, I'll keep buying em and spreadin the word. Thanks.
P.S.- Get some sleep.