After a solid nap, I got ready and headed to the Beauty Bar. I chanced on getting there a little later since there was only one advertised band on the bill and being that the bands typically can play a little later on weekends. I was correct on most counts, but didn't know Sparrow Love Crew had been asked to open by Delta Spirit, which I have to admit, bummed me out some. It was already 10:30 when they started. I'm not a huge fan of hiphop, and despite that, think as a crew they have good rhymes and enough simple ones to get people dancing (We get up so you get down!), but I had other plans for the night and this was making those plans tighter. The late start eliminated my chances of seeing Nautical Disaster and the Infants at SDSC.
Delta Spirit finally played after 11 and seemed less energetic than I'd seen them in the past. I mean, they were still bopping all over the stage with their various percussive instruments, but there was just something a little different, like for a while I though maybe they were missing a couple guys.
I know every time I write about them, I mention something in regards to my overwhelming feeling that their lyrics are highly religious, and some people are defensive to the contrary, including the band, as to the meaning of some of their songs, but when I watch them, I feel this appeal to Jesus that at times makes me uncomfortable and at times wish I had any kind of faith. But I don't and sometimes I can't shake how uncomfortable that makes me feel.
Because the Sparrow Love Crew (which I've also seen spelled Sparrowe)played so late, Delta Spirit still had to pull the plug at midnight. I think they skipped the last 3 songs on their setlist because of it, finishing with People C'mon.
Delta Spirit Setlist, Beauty Bar, 8/4/07
I bolted when they finished (as usual)and was going to go to the reunion party at Happy Hour, but realized how crappy my car had been sounding earlier and opted against hopping on the freeway to get there. Instead, I just went up the road to the Tower, but had missed Vena Cava and got there in time for Underground Railroad to Candyland.
I think they're a fun band and it seems everyone loves their New Order cover, but mostly it was fun because the punkboarders were out in force. Adam was joking with me, asking how I was liking my first. ever. punk show. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the bonding that Josh Mosh and I had throughout the evening.
awww, such a sweetie.
From the Tower I went back home and finished the night at the Ken Club and after only stayed up until about 4:30 before I called it a Saturday.