Monday, August 18, 2008
The Rathskellar at Kent State University in February 2008
The Zou invited us to open for them at their pre-Halloween Rocky Horror Picture Show performance for the college students on the campus of Kent State University. We played with them and some cruddy punk band who had a stand-up bass and didn't know how to use it for more than a novelty item. But, the sound was very good and the stage was a fun one to play on and there was an excellent crowd. We tried to stick to our pop-rock sounding songs to keep the place in an upbeat mood and it seemed to work well. We sold a couple albums which is always exciting to us when we are out of Youngstown. Kent, Ohio is a cool place as it is, let alone the university campus. One of the funnest moments for me was loading our instruments in. We had to put our amps and stuff on platforms with wheels and push them to an elevator and then take it down a few floors into a kitchen that we had to go through to get to the stage. I wish we had had a video camera on us. We could have patronized ourselves as a famous rock band going through the back stage area. Brandon Hull, our friend who had ridden up with us, goofed off for a while with us as we pushed each other around on the carts with wheels until we almost wrecked. The Zou premiered a couple newer songs to us that night that we really liked.