-Yesterday, CAROLINE BLUE performed at the 2009 Fingerlakes Metalfest at Donselaars in Clyde, NY. Although one of the “lighter” bands on the bill, CB got a great response from the crowd. LIVE PICS 2006-2010 ,as well as those on the FANS, FRIENDS & FREAKS page, are now up on the site. Check out WWJ’s show recap on the CAROLINE BLUE MY SPACE PAGE in the blog area under the show topic. Check them out!
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WWJ Show Recap
CAROLINE BLUE Show-5/23/2009-Fingerlakes Metalfest-Clyde, NY
CAROLINE BLUE will be performing at The Finger Lakes Metalfest @ Donselaar’s in Clyde,NY. This is a 2 day event-May 23rd & May 24th,2009. This is a FREE event! CAROLINE BLUE will be going on at 6:30 PM on Saturday 5/23.Below is the list of all the bands & times
SATURDAY MAY 23
4 – 4:30 – SPIRE
4:50 – 5:20 – LETHAL DOSE
5:40 – 6:10 – HORSE FACE
6:30 – 7:10 – CAROLINE BLUE
7:30 – 8:10 – KAGED
8:30 – 9:10 – SPATER
9:30 – 10:10 – CURSED FROM BIRTH
10:30 – 11:10 – COMPRESSED
11:30 – 12:10 – MERCIA
12:30 – 1:10 – CHILDREN OF THE NEW SUN
SUNDAY MAY 24
12 – 12:30 – UNDERGANG
12:50 – 1:20 – NOAHS REIGN
1:40 – 2:10- LOWKEY
2:30 – 3:00 – SPATER
3:20 – 3:50 – STEEL KINGDOM
4:10 – 4:40 – MORTALUM
5:00 – 5:30 – HELLFIRE
5:50 – 6:20 – CAUSTIC
6:40 – 7:20- PRODUCT OF HOSTILITY
7:40 – 8:20 – ANGELS BENEATH ME
-Here I am w/ another show recap! This time we were going towards the Western part of NY State-which, for some reason, we rarely venture into. This has to change. Anyway, CB was one of around 20 bands playing at this year’s Finger Lakes Metalfest @ Donselaar’s in Clyde,NY. We all climbed aboard The CAROLINE CARAVAN 🙂 and arrived a lot sooner than we expected. We thought the show was outside, but they were all in the club. Cool-especially since the gabage dumpster outside the bar was pretty ripe (OUCH!).
-I have to say that things ran very smoothly while were were here. Usually the bands are running behind for one reason or another but we went on & off right when we were suppost to. There were venders there selling a lot of old rock/metal recordings. It was a cool atmosphere.
-The 1st band, Spire, was also from Syracuse. As per being 1st, you get stuck with the unpleasent duty of getting the bugs out of the PA while your playing. It was interesting to watch the bands who were ahead of us cause, in terms of style, we’re light weight compared to the rest. We’re more old school hard rock/metal. However, we weren’t the 1st band to break the “cookie monster” mode so to speak, that was the band before us-Horse Face. These guys did a lot of old school stuff as well-so we didn’t feel so alienated 🙂 The 1st 2 bands were more modern metal-and very technical-which was cool to watch. We unfortunately couldn’t stay long after we were done, but I’m sure the other bands did great as well.
-Here’s our set list for the show
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Love Me or Leave Me
-I’ve Seen the Light Tonight
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Dead or Alive
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-It’s been awhile since we’ve played that short of a set, but we wanted to make sure we didn’t go over our time limit. It’s also why “Nothing Will Satisfy You” wasn’t in the set-I felt it would’ve taken me too long to tune down & up again (have to get a tuner pedal soon!).
-I think we did a good job. I was on edge cause I was rushing to get the gear up so I wasn’t as relaxed as I would’ve preferred. The wiring in the building was old so there was a lot of hum going on. We received a much better reaction from the crowd than I expected. In fact, we almost ran out of sampler CDs again! As the set went on, people were getting more & more into us. I almost banged my head on the lights once. My guitar was louder in my monitor than my vocal. I should’ve said something, but I just soldiered on. It was over before I knew it. We had a lot of people coming up to us while were getting our gear off & saying we did a great job. I even got to sign one of the posters for a kid who had to be around 13-14 years old.
-Then we got in the CARAVAN and drove thru Nebraska (HA!) to get home. You can see some pics of our practice room in the PICS area. Check them out-some of them are just screaming for someone to caption them 🙂
-We want to thank Dave and all the people with him for making this a great experience for us. Special kudos to Brad for preventing Joe from sneaking bear out of the bar (check the pics-HA!). Thanks to Micheal & Joell for travvelling all that way to see & help us out. And a huge thanks to all the people at the Metalfest. We hope to see you all again very soon! Till next time….