Sadly, Rocktober is over...I must say it went by too fast, in a blink of my half-opened, firewater hindered eyes...and a hazy memory of 8 shows, 3 football games, another birthday that puts me closer and closer to the big 3-0 and the welcoming of my newest favorite beer to Tennessee (finally)! And I can't quit drinking this Lager- it's like water..."It's so good...once it hits your lips, it so good!" (What's up with all of the Ferrell references lately?!)
I ended up missing 5 of the 13 shows that I wanted to attend: High on Fire, The Melvins, Superdrag and two unlisted shows: ZOSO and the Old Crow Medicine Show. But I did trade out the Superdrag reunion shows (they played two consecutive nights) for an additional last second, no-planning necessary random college football weekend getaway to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to see my Vols take on the Crimson Tide...
I chose...poorly. Not that the trip wasn't awesome- it was. We got blown out of the water though by The Tide and it was hotter than Cooter Brown, which always puts a damper on what usually becomes a rowdy weekend.
As for the shows, I had a blast at all of them other than the Type O Negative show. I still owe reviews and pics for the Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and Nada Surf shows...and they are coming, I promise! For some reason, I didn't even think about reviewing Hank III, so I wasn't really thinking about it while watching the third generation hellbilly doing his thing. I didn't even take a single picture, one because I was so far away (it was packed), and two, because I have seen and met him several times. It never really occurred to me that I needed to take some pics. In hindsight, again, I chose...poorly.
I'll get caught up, sooner or later...But now, A November (to Try) to Remember is here...and the rock just will not stop!
Coming up this month:
Leon Russell @ The World Grotto - Saturday, November 3rd (I will not be in attendance to this as tickets are a mere $100 each...it's a very small club. I just wanted to mention this unusual show.)
Reverend Horton Heat, Hank III & Nashville Pussy @ The Orange Peel - Friday, November 9th
Helmet @ Blue Cats on Tuesday, November 13th
The Bravery @ Blue Cats on Wednesday, November 14th
GWAR @ Blue Cats on Wednesday, November 28th
Dinosaur Jr @ Blue Cats on Thursday, November 29th
Also, there are several UT games this month - three consecutive games at home and the last one in Lexington, Kentucky, which is just a short 2.5 hour drive away...hint hint...
As you can see, so far, November isn't too shabby either...it's no Rocktober, but it'll do.
IT HAS TO!