Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot to report about The Jesus Lizard show at Casbah on Wednesday night. I was helping out with merch for the duration of the sold out show and never got a chance to go inside for even a song because it was busy on the patio for most of the night, but it was a very cool night, regardless. I really love when Casbah brings back legacy bands to perform...considering the band's tour is utilizing much larger venues across the country for what is being called their last tour ever, the intimacy of the 225ish capacity Casbah had people flying in from other parts of the country. At the merch booth I met a couple dudes who drove down from Sacramento for the show, some from the bay area, and Portland and Minnesota, too. I wasn't surprised that when I got there before doors even opened, the band wasn't present, so I just did my setup and chatted with the opening band from L.A., Model/Actress who were incredibly nice guys and will hopefully be coming back again.
The other bonus about legacy shows are the locals that come out. There's something cool about seeing most of the Casbah staff at a show even if it was their night off, or people who used to work there, or the amount of local musicians who come out, like Pall Jenkins and Rob Crow. I really had a great night despite only being able to listen from the patio. At different points in the evening I got to meet David and Dwayne and the other guys in the band and they were truly kind people who appeared to really be enjoying the overall tour as well as this very intimate stop in San Diego. At one part of the night, David grabbed one of the guys in Model/Actress and half-jokingly said, "I don't know if I can go on with this insanity!," and judging by the sweaty bodies pouring out to the patio each song with ear to ear smiles, there was definite insanity. Both O and Sean were shooting photos, so I'll try to post some here or at least direct to their photo links when they update.