Saturday night I decided to take it easy (total drink count: 2 beers) ...there was a party I was supposed to attend, but since I hate driving, nothing seemed better than just going to the Ken Club for Repeater, Swim Party, and Qu'est-ce Que C'est.
Repeater is a band out of Long Beach and have apparently played here before at the Beauty Bar. This was my first time seeing them and though the crowd was relatively thin for a Saturday night, especially during a 3 day weekend, those of us present knew we were seeing something special. There's a quality to the singer's voice that is so distinct and unique I think everyone in the room ended up buying their CD.
Swim Party played next and played their loudest show ever. I loved them as always, but they seemed disappointed, like the sound guy had pushed them to play too loud. Doesn't matter, we in the crowd enjoyed ourselves as always with this band.
Qu'est-ce Que C'est closed up the show with their synth-pop and filling the Ken Club with their fog machine. I really like these guys but was a little less receptive to their sound on this night, just because I was in a more relaxed state. That is my fault, however, not theirs.
When they finished I called it a night since the bar was kind of a dud anyway. When I got home, my mellow mood turned somber when I discovered that two of my five African Dwarf frogs were belly up, and another dead in the bottom of their enclosure. I put the two surviving frogs in a separate container with fresh water, but sadly one didn't make it through the night. The last one is alive but not very active. I have had these frogs for almost 5 years, but since I was told they could live to 13, and since I know I was slacking on changing their water, I can't help but feel guilty, like I killed them with neglect. boo hoo. I certainly hope that there is a froggy heaven.