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"Mean Pete" Kowalsky, of Until the End/REMEMBERING NEVER/XBishopX, was there. He was just watching, but I don't care, because he's Mean fucking Pete.
So, Poison the Well was, oh, what's that word? Incredible. Though, for some reason they didn't play "Nerdy". During both Criteria's and Fall of Troy's sets, I spoke to Nathan (vocals) and Erik (keyboards) of HORSE the Band. At some point or another, I spoke with all five members. I brought a Nintendo controller, and had them all sign it. When I first met Erik, as I waited in line, we spoke and then he said something along the lines of, "Well, I have to go find diarrhea medicine." It was pretty great. Later on, when I asked if he ever got it, Nathan started laughing his ass off and said, "It's funny because it's true!" But yeah, more or less, I hung out with HORSE the Band for two hours. We spoke on many things, like the many names of their "Beautiful Songs By Men" EP, (originally titled "The Hammer EP", then briefly called "I Am A Small Wooden Statue In A Clearing By A Dried Up River Bed" or something similar) how their bass player Dashiell's middle name, Han, is a Star Wars reference and how he's related to the Disney family, how they used to cover "Survivor" by Destiny's Child, and how everyone hates their drummer. Every once in a while, a couple of girls would come up with a shirt, looking to get it signed, I'd hand them my marker, and then almost sign it. At one point, Nathan told me that he wouldn't blow my cover, but nobody came after that point (figures). He told me that HORSE the Band as a whole hates Fall of Troy's guitarist, for he is a self-absorbed douche. Four girls walked up saying, "I don't know which one of you guys got us onto the guest list, but we really appreciate it" and more groupie blah blah, and they asked if it was me. "Yeah, it was me." We were all laughing. TWAS GRAND. After a while, Erik left and Nathan got bored, so he picked up the cardboard box he was using as a footrest, put it near his head, then threw it at his merch guy, who was mid-conversation. Then, the merch guy was all, "Oh it's on now." and jumped over the table and they had a little mock fight, lit cigarette in hand. At some point, Nathan talked about how, because The Culture Room's stage is so high, he just wanted to lay down and hide, so I explained that there is a raised step at the front, allowing him to do so. And, during the show, he said, "I learned a new ninja trick today; invisibility," and dropped to the ground. When he got back up, "You didn't know where I went." There was this freakishly skinny punker there that kept yelling "CUTSMAN!!" and Nathan's responses were great. Just simply, "No" or "you get nothing," and even "you are entirely too skinny to demand anything of anyone" at one point. Oh, I got a HORSE the Band hoodie and a Poison the Well hoodie, despite being in horrendous debt. Oh, and before I forget, this guy Tad that works at Albertson's, and is also a tattoo artist, has agreed to hook me up with some ink, which will rule. But yeah, blah blah, HORSE the Band finished their set and then Poison the Well played, and, well, they were Poison the fucking Well. They opened with "Zombies are Good for Your Health", and played like five new songs. They played "Slice Paper Wrists," "The Realist," "12/23/93," and a few more I can't remember, and closed out with "Artist's Rendering of Me." I GOT TO SCREAM FOR "SLICE PAPER WRISTS!" There was some short girl behind me that I picked up, so she could see, for most of their songs, and I didn't realize, until she jumped on stage, that she was wearing an übershort skirt.
This just in: apparently, my XBishopX CD has, in the last forty eight hours, become unbearably scratched. Damnit. Ooh, June 13th marks the release date of the new Zao CD, and is twelve days before I see them with Demon Hunter, Becoming the Archetype (who is really good), and August Burns Red.
And, this marks the third Culture Room show I've gotten a pick from.
ON BROKEN WINGS IS COMING.
Uh, Dominic, Ash and I went to the mall yesterday, and after Dominic's mommy picked him up, the remaining crew members went and saw Silent Hill, which was, since Saw, the most fucked up movie I've seen in a long time. That's all I can remember now.