Jan 15, 2005
last night i went and watched the band "freakout" with my friend mary. july alley, i think, is the place we went and it took a good deal of begging for me to get in without my liscense. but, wow, i am so glad it worked! (yeah, i still got it.)
i have been utterly unsatisfied by music lately. i've been craving something new. something worthwhile. something to make me swoon or dance or turn it up. something unique. ani difranco and bob dylan seem to be the only thing i want to hear lately.
ahhh, but by the second song, "freakout" (or maybe they're called "the freakout") had me. perhaps it didn't hurt that the band before them was death metal who sang a very long song entitled "torture." i remember every word they sang. because the only word they sang was "die." perhaps anything would have sounded good after that.
but no. no, "freakout" is just absolutely, 100%, pure fun. there are five members in the band. i don't know what any of them play, really, because they all played all of the instruments at one point. and they all played them well. they passed around tamborines and cowbells to the audience who shook it like mad women.
one of the best parts of this band is their fashion sense. i SWEAR to you they are born to be rockstars. i don't know which outfit is more notable, the stripes on the johnny deppish cutie who i would so have a crush on if that were an appropriate thing for an engaged mother to do, the rolled up orange pants and faux fur vest on the tall man who's dancing is just hilariously perfect, the black vinyl bodysuit on the hand drummer that makes him look like a cute little sparkly spiderman, the one guy who looks pretty retro, and then you notice this weird fabric very cool stuff over his pants, and last, but definetly not least, oh no, i cannot forget the man wearing the floral-type patterened halter topped bell bottemed jumpsuit.
i think i'd call their music alternative punk. and for some reason they remind me of the ramones. they've only been together a year, and the second drummer has only been with them for four months. if they can stick together, they will definetly become a local favorite. i am positive i heard at least three hit songs in the set and by the end the whole crowd was dancing.
at about 2:30 we headed out to ihop for cheese fries and hot chocolate.
i had an absolute blast and didn't get to bed until 4 this morning. i have been tired and lazy all day long and i would like to thank mary for dragging me out, paying eight dollars for parking, and enhancing my vocabulary with the words "cum dumpster" and "whiskey dick."
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