-Last night, CAROLINE BLUE had deja vu flashbacks of CT-if not worse-when they had their show at D.S. Humphreys in Oswego, NY! The boys put on a great show w/ special guests Defect. LIVE PICS 2006-2010 are now up and new additions have been made to the FANS, FRIENDS & FREAKS page. Plus, as you should know by now, WWJ did a show recap of this whole night on the blog on the CAROLINE BLUE MY SPACE PAGE. Hopefully, the boys won’t be stranded at any more places due to the weather!
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WWJ Show Recap
CAROLINE BLUE Show-1/10/2009-D.S. Humphreys-Oswego, NY
-Welcome to 2009! Here’s the recap of CAROLINE BLUE’s show at D.S. Humphreys in Oswego,NY on Saturday 1/10/2009.
-As anyone in CNY knew this night, it was snowing a lot by nightfall. I remember thinking “Didn’t we just leave Connecticut?” 🙂 The weather was starting to get bad. I actually got a call from the booking agent who helped us get the gig saying that we did have the option to cancel if we wanted to. By the time I got this call, I was almost in Fulton and Andy & Joe were already hitting Hannibal so we soldiered on. It didn’t matter-we probably would’ve kept going regardless.
-We get all the gear unloaded & inside. This was CB’s 1st time playing at D.S. Humphreys and the 1st time in 2 years that the band playing in Oswego county. It’s a cool place-lots of room. House sound/lights too. This was also the owner-Dave’s-birthday-so that made the evening extra special. It’s too bad the weather was what it was-I know a number of people who contacted me today saying they wanted to come out but couldn’t….
-Opening this night was Defect-old friends of ours. They put on a good show. They sounded a lot tighter than when last we played with them months ago. Good stuff-catch them when they hit your town. It was also fun to hear,during their sound check, Chris (bass) starting to sing Zadoc…& The Nightmare songs….
-Then we hit the stage. Here’s our set list for the evening…
-ENTER SANDMAN (METALLICA)
-ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE (KISS)
-LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
-LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT (JUDAS PRIEST)
-MAN IN THE BOX (ALICE IN CHAINS)
-ACE OF SPADES (MOTORHEAD)
-SCARS (PAPA ROACH)
-NOTHING WILL SATISFY YOU
-NEVER AGAIN (NICKELBACK)
-WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS (COLLECTIVE SOUL)
-DETROIT ROCK CITY (KISS)
-FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (METALLICA)
-DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP (AC/DC)
-OUT OF MY LIFE (I WANT YOU)
-BREAKING THE CHAINS (DOKKEN)
-SLAVE TO THE HOURGLASS
-PIECE OF ME (SKID ROW)
-SEEK & DESTROY (METALLICA)
-SEX TYPE THING (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS)
-YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN (JUDAS PRIEST)
-GET THE FUCK OUT (SKID ROW)
-You might have noticed that “Voodoo” is on there twice. Yep-we played it twice. Someone in the crowd really wanted to hear Godsmack-after we’d already played the song earlier. We do our best to honor requests if we know them so we did it again.
No Harm No Foul right?
-Overall I think the show went ok. We did good, but I know we can do better. Eric from Defect came up a few times to sing backing vocals on “Living After Midnight” & “Dirty Deeds”. There were a few “brain fart” moments onstage (especially on the 2nd song Joe-HA!-or me leaving a distortion pedal on after we ended “Seek & Destroy” so everyone heard the “waterfall of static” effect) but I feel we’re really growing together as a band. It’ll be interesting to see how good the chemistry gets 6 months from now….
-Then came the end of the show-and having to face the reality of driving out into the snow. It hadn’t stopped snowing since we arrived. We were lucky in that Dave & his son Dan let us stay over at Dan’s place for the night. I was initially going to try to make it back myself-the distance to a relative’s place in Clay was a lot shorter than the trip to Utica/Norwich for the other 2-but Andy talked me out of it. Probably a good thing too-none of the roads had been plowed and I was told that watching my car drive down the road was akin to the Red Sea parting. There was actually a car stuck going up a hill-and if that had happened to me, it would’ve been a horrible way to end the evening. We managed to get to Dan’s place and crashed for the night.
Who would’ve thought that our 2nd overnight show (Gales ferry CT was our 1st) would’ve been as close as Oswego,NY?
-By morning it was sunny and no snow falling and, most importantly, the snow wasn’t anywhere near as bad on the roads as it was last night. After making sure Joe didn’t take Dan’s cats with him (HA!), we left and basically went to our practice place to rehearse for the next 4 hours.Yep-that’s us-working to make things better….
-I want to give a big thanks to Dave & the rest of D.S. Humphreys for treating us so well-we salute you & look forward to future shows there-when there’s no snow on the ground 🙂 Thanks also to Jason for doing a great job with the lights/sound. Thanks to the guys in Defect for making it out there and opening the show for us. Thanks to Dan for letting 3 scruffy guys stay at his place 🙂 And we also want to give thanks to all those who braved the weather to be there this night.
-Now, I’m going to bed.