So, Donnie sends me a PM telling me that he's coming here with Charlie Drown. Now, I have 3 Charlie Drown CDs and love them all. I think she's fantastic, and of course I want to meet Donnie.
The problem is that they're here on a Wednesday night, which is the busiest night at work for me. So I beg and plead to have the night off, and I get it.
Donnie said they were playing at The Hop, which I assumed was The Cretin Hop. I got there about 5:30, when load-in was supposed to happen, and the place is a total shit hole. Worse, there's a padlock on the door. So, I wait half an hour. Still no Donnie, so I went to get something to eat.
I finally get another text from Donnie that I'm on the list, and he hopes I didn't go to the wrong place like they did. They had to call their promoter to get the new address. I got the address too, and went there.
I introduced myself to Charlie on the way in and she told me where Donnie was. Upstairs, drinking PBR of course.
I get upstairs and find Donnie. What a cool guy. We hung out before the show and talked about gear, the forum, or whatever.
I know, I know.
We head back downstairs and see Charlie at the merch table. I have to have a shirt, so I buy one. I'm such a fanboi I can't help but blabber on like an idiot. In spite of this, she agrees to have her picture taken with me and my new shirt.
Looking back, I probably should've gotten the one with the pentagram on it, but what's done is done. I also picked up a couple more CDs. Of course, I had to have a picture with Donnie.
How could I possibly resist the lure of the Stryp-o-verse? Fucking seriously, pictures do not do this guitar justice.
It was really dark in the club, so I didn't take many pictures of the show because I didn't think they'd turn out. This one did, though:
I had a great time, and the show was awesome. I have 5 Charlie Drown CDs now, and I totally dig her music. Seeing it live was awesome.
I also got a CD of Donnie's latest project, so I'm looking forward to hearing that.
My wife was NOT impressed with my shirt or my fanboi attitude about Charlie. Oh well, can't win 'em all.
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