A big thanks to Liz Bentley, who let me get in the way Friday night with her at the Maine Street Wine Shoppe in Hannibal. Pepper Spray played after a Hannibal Cavemen game Saturday night, and we capped it off Sunday afternoon in the Vancil Performing Arts parking lot.
|Deron Johnson hanging out with Pepper Spray at the game Saturday night.|
The Caveman game was incredible. They had us play right behind the main grandstand. Deron Johnson and the staff made us feel like a million bucks, giving us a suite along the first base line and making sure the cooler was full.
We started playing a minute after the last out. Most of the people left after the game, but it didn't matter to us.
When you are hired to play a gig, you play your heart out and bust your butt to put on the best show possible. More people mean a better show, but that should not mean you mail it in. I've seen more than a few bands and performers give up and go through the motions, and it reflects poorly on them.
I want to encourage the Caveman and Deron to keep having live music after Saturday night games. Eventually, people will figure it out and realize staying for a little while after the game isn't such a bad thing, especially when the game is over before 9 p.m. What are you gonna do, go home and sleep?
It was still fun for us. I love the vibe of playing outside and having a train roar past us mid-song, and we'll come back in a heartbeat.
We will sleep when we are dead. And we'll bust our butts at every show.