Ok. So, I work nights, and I got off of work at 7am the day of the show, and left Memphis for Nashville around 10am. Made it to Nashville around 1-2pm. Went to the show which was done maybe 6:30-7pm (got to meet the guys and take a few pics!). We were about to try to and go find them drinking downtown, but we were all massively faded by that point. After some more drinking and smoking (and a calzone) I finally got some terrible awful "non-sleep" sleeping on my buddies floor (he's moving out in like 3 days; no furniture). The next morning, we went digging in a few spots in Nashville and I bought about 30 LPs, and then drove back this afternoon with terrible weather on the highways causing big slowdowns, with lots of time spent doing 15-20 mph in 2nd gear. Made it back home this evening, and had to turn around and go to work all night 11pm-7am. I am f***ing beat to say the least. But.... it was worth it.
D*mn, sounds like a rough day. Still... calzones, PUTS, 30 LPs, and getting faded... it's dope that you're living it up and making some good memories. I mean... All I can say for my past 24 hours is "went to work... came home... did some laundry... slept... went back to work" haha
Only thing I can say, other than that, is that I hope you had some good music in the car (slowdowns/gridlock suck *ss)
Oh, yeah, and sorry for putting "calzones" before "PUTS" in my list right there... I'm an overweight sicilian, so you know... priorities and all...
The P were great and tons of fun live as I expected; I didn't count on a terrible sound guy almost bringing the show down several times. To their credit, they kept it light for the most part and didn't let it get to them really. Specifically, there were some issues at the beginning with the P's wireless mic's, specifically some high frequency interference related to the engineer not putting the wireless receivers on stage and instead putting them out at the front of house board (guy mixing in the crowd). Also, the guy didn't appear to have much experience mixing hip hop as they guys said "this is the level we'll be sending you" at the beginning of the show but the engineer still had the music elements running too hot and "clipping". Also, their microphone issues pretty much went away after switching to wired mic's. The engineer only had one wired mic, but the P had an extra wired mic as a just in case, and the production people got them a mic cable to use with it (basically dude wasn't prepared and didn't know what he was dealing with/doing). Thes was mad frustrated at certain points, accusing the sound guy of trying to sabotage him (which I tended to agree with), to which the sound guy flicked Thes off and yelled f*** you (seriously). I thought Thes was going to jump off the stage and run back to front of house and strangle the guy a few times. But like I said, for the most part, they did a really great job of just trying to roll with it and not get visibly/audibly frustrated. The show also seemed to be possibly a little abbreviated due to all this drama with the sound guy (not sure on that, just could tell they were not happy with that guy to say the least). Was really awesome to get to see them though. They really have gotten good with their stage show and are great at ad libbing and being spontaneous and in the moment (FUN DMC!). I took a fair amount of pictures and good bit of video with my iPhone 4, and I will be editing it into something soon (this weekend maybe), and I will post it on Youtube when its done, and link to it from here. Got this great part where Thes is ad libbing on "The Double K Show" and he says "No laptops....we got the...we got the James Brown biattch!" It was hilarious. The P were very approachable and cool (even after such a tough show experience). Got a few pics with both fellas. Got some props for a custom shirt I had made a while back that I wore. It was tight . To be continued after my impending collapse into a sleep coma......greg
That sound man can eat a d*ck, seriously. Your job, if you're doing ANY A/V at all, is to facilitate the homies on stage, and if you can't do that, you probably shouldn't have that job. The only way I could see this guy being reasonable in his sabotage is if he was mic'ing Celine Dion or Drake or something.
But glad to hear that PUTS took it in stride and still rocked the house. Show us the pics/video!!