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BearsDreamer

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In honor of Summer Camp 2020 being cancelled (would have started today). I am holding my own backyard party!

On the list..
Avett Brothers
Wild Child
G Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nathanial Radcliff and the Night Sweats
Shakey Graves
and others....

SCamp Life, y’all.





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Also, anyone interested in a Ned Flanders themed Death Metal band?

So I have never really watched the Simpsons (I mean i've been in places where it's been on TV cause I'm not a hermit, but I've never gone out and actively watched)....but I have seen this band. Live. In Person. Along with this band:


and this band:


Truly the greatest (and by greatest I mean weirdest) triple bill I've ever witnessed. Okilly Dokily was definitely the worst of the three, and Mac Sabbath was also very mediocre. But Metalachi was legitimately good, I still listen to them.
 

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So I have never really watched the Simpsons (I mean i've been in places where it's been on TV cause I'm not a hermit, but I've never gone out and actively watched)....but I have seen this band. Live. In Person. Along with this band:


and this band:


Truly the greatest (and by greatest I mean weirdest) triple bill I've ever witnessed. Okilly Dokily was definitely the worst of the three, and Mac Sabbath was also very mediocre. But Metalachi was legitimately good, I still listen to them.

I feel like there is a better story hidden in here. Why, dear God, oh why would you attend a show with this lineup? There is a specific thought process that leads to this.
 

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I feel like there is a better story hidden in here. Why, dear God, oh why would you attend a show with this lineup? There is a specific thought process that leads to this.
So back in the normal times I loved going to shows. I think I was drawn to this lineup because someone showed me the Okilly Dokily video and I was bemused and googled them, and then google had the triple bill listed. Most of my friends in the city don't like the same sort of shows I do, but I have one friend who is like my concert going friend; he's more of a (Black) Sabbath head than I but ofc I also enjoy Sabbath. But once I saw the show it was so weird I was convinced I had to go. It was like 20 bucks, and while all three groups were intriguing Mac Sabbath was the primary draw. So I pitched him on the show, and we committed. The billing was so out there I just had to see it for myself.

I can't say I often buy myself tickets to see someone I don't know, but obviously at low cost sometimes it's worth taking a flier on someone. The only other time that comes to mind when I had some free tickets due to the whole Ticketmaster settlement, and I used it on Yacht Rock Revue. I loved them so much I see them every time they're in town. If you haven't seen YRR I highly recommend. But yeah, given my success on fliers I figured I had to take a chance on this triple bill.

It was my (our) first time at the venue, LPR. LPR as a whole has like 2 stages I think, one is like a proper clean bar, jazz club style, although I didn't really see much of it in person. The 2nd stage, the basement, was where we went. This space was dark, pretty small, and had a hella run down vibe (altho i think that was intentional). No seating, just open floor venue (like Irving Plaza or Highline Ballroom, but the runt of the litter). We haven't been back to LPR (not because of the venue itself, they just don't normally have the type of bands I'm into).

Fortunately we were a little late a missed most of Okilly Dokily's set. The best part of their show was their banter in between the songs, with each of the Flanders characters operating like Ned Flanders. Their show was painfully bad, and it was a blessing we didn't have to listen to the whole set.

However Okilly Dokily was easily the most metal of the three groups (obviously), and some folks attempted to make the world's most depressing mosh pit. While I am no mosh pit expert, the pit's circumference was far too wide for the amount of people participating, and it resulted in folks just flying through an uncontained circle. I am ashamed to say that to this day this remains the first and only mosh pit I've "participated" in (I most certainly did not actually participate, but I was the recipient of a couple good whacks from folks actually participating).

Then Sabbath came on. Again, commitment to the bit was the best part. Their roadie was a McDonalds' fry cook. They had smoking grills providing atmosphere, all the characters were nuts. It was hilarious. The band itself was pretty meh; it sounded like something a couple of bros who wanted to just jam out to sabbath could pull off in their backyard, but with the commitment to the bit turned up to 1000000. The music was meh but even bad Sabbath is still Sabbath, so we enjoyed ourselves.

Finally Metalachi came on. This was the band that I thought the least about when committing to the show. While they clearly have their own getup and bit, they don't have the same obvious character quirk that was so enticing about Okilly Dokily and Mac Sabbath. For 20 bucks seeing those two alone would've been an acceptable purchase on it's own.

But then Metalachi happened...and the night was totally redeemed. Like I said I still listen to them on Spotify. They played banger after banger. Immigrant Song. Raining Blood. Through the Fire and Flames. Here I Go Again. Crazy Train. On and on. They were honestly awesome. I would see them again if they rolled into town, no question.

All in all an unforgettable night, absolutely no regrets.
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Seems like a logical series of events. “A McRib playing War Pigs, i’m in you son of a bitch.”


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So, chatting with @indecisivepizza now just gave me a sudden flash back of the summer I got my license and me and my friend took his mom's minivan and drive 200 miles to see Tool. We crashed the van in the ditch right outside of his house right as we were getting home. Glory days.

 

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So, chatting with @indecisivepizza now just gave me a sudden flash back of the summer I got my license and me and my friend took his mom's minivan and drive 200 miles to see Tool. We crashed the van in the ditch right outside of his house right as we were getting home. Glory days.

This is the plot of a That 70s Show episode, I'm sure of it...
 
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