i saw pennywise last night. they sound alright with zoli on vocals but they didnt really cut through on the night. it was very odd seeing them live without jim!
whenever i learn something new it pushes some old knowledge out of my brain, remember that home wine making course when i forgot how to drive?!
Its a long time since last, i were on a Bruce Springsteen concert in Oslo, think it was in 08.
June 22nd, The Offspring and Terrible Things in Seattle!
my last concert was warped tour not as good as when i went in 05 but still fun
I saw Cage The Elephant a couple days ago. They were absolutely amazing. Almost as good as The Offspring live.
So, I can honestly say the 4th of July of 2010 was the best day of my life. I saw Raimundos in Goi‚nia, second time I ever saw 'em, this time, Canisso, the original bassist, was there. Anyway...
It was a tattoo convention, pretty cool. Saw lots of really bizzarre people. After hanging out at the venue for a while, there I saw Canisso, the bassist, he had just tattooed both of his arms, he liked my t-shirt (which had www.portalraimundos.com on it) and then he was really happy to know that I had made him a tshirt just like mine, but with his name on it. I actually made one for each band member. And, yes, I did steal Oxy's idea... Anyway, after a while he went to the dressing room, eventually I went there, too, one of the promoters of the event told me they weren't going to talk to anybody but she would give them the tshirts, I told her I had talked to the band members and if she talked to them, they would let me in, she said no... Ok then. She went, gave them the shirts and shortly came back to tell me that they were expecting to see me at the dressing room and told the security guards to let me in, how cool is that, huh? She told me to be quiet, though, because Dig„o was being interviewed, so, I went, said hi to the other members, and when Dig„o was done he was like "Gustavo, man! How's it going?", of course I felt really awesome... So, after talking to them for a while, and taking some pics, we ended up talking about the possibility of playing "Fique! Fique" and "Mas Vů", both songs are from their most underrated album, but I like them very much... They do play "Mas Vů" on a regular basis, but not "Fique! Fique". They soon had to go to the stage, they went I wished them a good concert and after that I was talking to someone and when they started playing I was like "Oh shit" and started running, the crowd in the front was really insane, lots of people pushing each other, don't ask me how, but I went through some good 30 meters of people and mananged to be in the first row before the half of the first song. Being skinny does have its advantages, doesn't it? hahaha
When the guitarist realized I had made it to the first row so quickly, he looked at me and laughed. Then they played another song, and they strated talking to each other and the drummer chuckled and looked at me, I thought they were up to something... And then the singer was like "There's a kid out there...", and the guitarist looked at me and said "This one goes out for you, man!" and grabbed my hand and greeted me, I was right in front of him... And then Dig„o said "What makes a good band is the fans, we wouldn't be anything without our fans, and there's people out there who dedicate their time, make websites (i have a website about them www.portalraimundos.com), like Portal Raimundos" and then I was freaking out and everybody else, too... And then he pointed to me and said "This one goes out for you, kid... Let's go!" and then they played "Fique! Fique", of course I freaked out, this is one of my favorite songs and it's very underrated, they rarely played it, I think it was the second time they played it this year! I even have videos to prove.
The rest of the concert was great, too... They even played "Mas Vů", everything was great! I barely can feel my leg or my tummy from being pushed in the first row, but it's ok. haha It was worth it!
After the concert I hung out with them again and they proved to be really humble people, now I like them even more!
You guys should check them out, I know the fact that they sing in Portuguese may be a problem. But, fuck it! Music is international.
Me and the band.
Doesn't this pic fuckin' kick ass?
Went to Rock Werchter last week, saw Muse, Green Day, Rise Against, 30 Seconds to Mars, Pearl Jam, Them Crooked Vultures, Rammstein, Faithless, Florence and the Machine, Arcade Fire, and loads of other bands.
The best was Green Day, in my opinion, they put on such a great show, with lots of energy.
I also loved Rise Against, they always look like they love what they do, but its a pity the sound wasnt very good.