After spending the evening with my parents, my sister and brother in law and my new niece I was actually wiped. All that tequila from the night before probably didn't help, but I fought through being tired and arrived at the Beauty Bar as Silvedbird finished their first song.
Once I was there, I was so happy that I made the effort. Justin's beautiful vocals with the amazing lap steel took me to a happy place and I was having such a good time. I have seen Silverbird at least 3 times now, and this time, I don't know if it's that outdoor patio, but the sound was just really all I needed to hear on this night to take me out of all the shit that I was feeling.
It was cool to see people, who I know indirectly, playing such a great show and captivating so many people in that space. I wasn't really going to try to take pictures...the patio was quite crowded, but there was space in the corner, so I did snap a couple.
I also grabbed the setlist:
Silverbird Setlist, 8/3/07, Beauty Bar
At that point in the night, I ran into Lynn, who told me to stick around for Silent Comedy and goddamn was she right. Dressed in clothes you'd see on HBO's Deadwood, the themes of their songs fit right in with the prohibition era, but don't let the look fool you because the band totally rocked. I ended up buying a CD with the rationalization that it was either $10 to the band or $6 to the bar and what would I have to show for that? I'm so overwhelmed with all this new music I have, so with this month of unemployment, I fully intend to get some of all these amazing local CDs loaded onto the iPod.
Oh, back to the band. The patio was packed and people were dancing along through the whole set. They switched instruments frequently and they were fun to try to capture as they jumped all over the stage. For each OK shot I got, there are 3 or 4 out of focus to go along. It was a nice little challenge formy little sony.
Silent Comedy, Beauty Bar, 8/3/07
I was a little bummed I didn't get a chance to meet "Bubba" after the show, but maybe next time. I don't know what it is about that place but the second the bands finish, I'm hitting the door and am outta there. I finished my night at the Ken Club, hanging out with Sandra and Ernie which was cool because it has been a long time since I've been able to do that. When I got home later, I was internetting til the wee hours until I realized I needed some zzzs and called it a night.