shoreland ballroom. tuesday. november 30, 1999. 9pm.

it's not often that we can walk to our shows. or that we play in ballrooms. or that we play with glam rock bands. but in a strange twist of fate all of these things came to pass one friday night when we were asked to play at hyde park's best new venue,(or hp's only venue) the shoreland ballroom. northsiders, the interociter, also made the trip down to play and to eat Harold's chicken. not a lie: Tommy Slax modeled as the axe waving Harold you see on the signs! as a matter of fact the interociter's set not only included them shaking their axes, but featured their drummer, tabletop, playing so hard that he opened up his finger and began bleeding on the borrowed drumset we were using. intense! and not very sterile! speaking of somewhat dirty intensity, P1xel and the Chronic Network (Gabe's (yes the same Gabe) absolutely astounding Glam Rock musical about robots and rock) was next to take the stage and proceeded to rock until their mascara ran clear off. slugger metropolis of p1xel also put a stick into the floor tom of the borrowed drumset adding injury to blood stained insult. that should teach whoever that was to lend stuff to us! this was P1xel's last performance before their huge show on the top of the parking complex at 55th and ellis on may 10th (8pm, be there) and for the first time they played selections from the second half of gabe's unbelievable rock monster. our set (oh yeah, this is supposed to be about us..) was really fun, and just kept getting more and more crazy go nuts, with the line between band and audience continually blurred. what started with robert flying off of the stage and travis busting guitar strings escalated until chris was out in the audience during too close to you and nilay, loren, paul, and stryker (of P1xel) were all over the stage... stryker even had an unplugged guitar he was pretending to play. that stryker. what a rockstar. (you should have heard the argument backstage between stryker and show organizer jon hersh! stryker, pissed about some breach in his rider, was throwing little turkey sandwiches from the catering table at jon and calling him a "candy-ass." it wasn't pretty.) the night ended with a bit of an after party at our place and travis making two runs for entire boxes of 40z! intoxication even moved one party goer to confess his true and undying love for 3rd eye blind. wow. again, thanks to anne for the great pictures, and thanks to jon, liz, and ruthie and everyone at shoreland for setting the show up and for the fruit snacks. yum!

SET:
permanent marker
smile like asterix
k.o. star
broken typewriter
the sun is falling
perfect radio faces
too close
three small words
i!d!m!
rain is rain

SETLIST:

permanent marker
smile like asterix
k.o. star
broken typewriter
the sun is falling
perfect radio faces
too close
three small words
i!d!m!
rain is rain