Wow - we had a rockin' time last night at Continental Club
Tody and the Falcon opened up, and they blew the crowd away with a slam dunk set. If you haven't seen them yet, make a point of it. (The Falcon and Ian play together in Arthur Yoria's backup band, so we might be a little biased ... :)
Drop took the stage at 10:30 and played a steamroller set of our most rock & roll prog anthems. The crowd didn't know exactly what to make of us, on the whole, but seemed OK with the experience. Probably didn't hurt that Ian was sporting black hair, sunglasses and a clean shave. (You won't recognize him next time you see us play, seriously - nobody believed it was him, and we hear rumors are circulating that Ian quit the band and there's a new 17 year old guy taking his place.)
The Southern Backtones
hit the stage at 11:45 and pulled out one of the best sets in recent memory. The new CD is full of intense, look-you-in-the-eye songs that are as catchy as they are masterful, and they played them like the band of rock stars they are. Ian got up on stage for a couple songs (The Doors' Maggie McGill
and James O'Gwynne's Talk To Me
Our man Liés took the cake for best team spirit, sporting a Drop Trio t-shirt and "DROP TRIO" tatooed on his forearm (don't worry, it's temporary!) Big thanks also to everybody else who came out to support us - thank you, thank you, thank you.
See you Nov. 12th at the Meridian