Well that was a gig. The show the night after the Easter weekend was always going to be a tougher night than normal. Add to that Melbourne is pretty cold tonight and I had a big night with The Shelf last night. With all of that in mind I think this gig was just what it was: a job. The audience were good but tired and was the smallest crowd of the five shows at the Lounge so far. That was still good for nearly 250 people but was well down on our first four sold out shows.
I had intended to play with the audience a little bit more but once onstage I could feel the energy in the room was almost non existant so instead reverted back to my original set and pounded as much energy as I could into the show.
Here's the setlist:
Car Crash in Adelaide
Invite Who You Want To Parties
Being An Arsehole
Little Boy Joke
Breaking Up Through History
Getting Angry as I Get Older
No Need to Share All Your Opinions
Glitter in Invitations
People wearing your glasses
As you can see it has a different start and to be honest it didn't quite work. I think I was a bit cold to begin with and maybe didn't set it up properly. After that I settled down but I also think I was swearing a bit too much as well. I feel like after my trip to Afghanistan I've been swearing like a trooper (this usually happens when I return from Brisbane as well) so I should curtail that a little. Don't get me wrong, I think swearing is funny and clever but not too much. Especially for an audience that are a little tired and probably dealing with chocolate come downs brought on by Easter celebrations.
This was a night where I did my job. Nothing really to report here.
3rd of April, 2013