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While I will take him any way he chooses to do his hair, THIS ties for my favorite hair (with the long curls he had, like, mid to summer 2009, I think?). He looked SO DAMN GOOD with the mohawk, WHEN he bothered to do it up, which actually wasn’t often lol.
Gates & Rev after Gates won the Metal Hammer Award for Best Guitarist, I think? I can’t even remember, it’s bad (don’t get old, kids, or if you do use Lumosity, haha), but Gates makes no sense (How’s it feel to win? His answer is “world renowned” O_o) and Rev is super cute :)
I FINALLY got to see a band I’ve been loving on for a while now, Crobot, cuz I won tix to the Rock n Roll Luau put on by my FAVORITE radio station, 95 WIIL Rock!
Not only am I BLESSED to live near one of the LAST REAL ROCK STATIONS in the ENTIRE COUNTRY, I’m blessed that the staff there are made up of FELLOW ROCK FANS who want to bring us fans more live rock events AND put us up close & personal with bands when they can.
So this week, I won tickets to the Rock n Roll Luau event and I imagine I was probably the only person who went and did NOT stay around for the main event of Theory of a Deadman, haha. Honestly, though, my main reason for wanting to go are the guys you see above. Chris, Jake, Paul (TELL ME HE DOESN’T LOOK EXACTLY LIKE BEN AFFLECK) and Brandon….the members of Crobot.
Their single “Nowhere to Hide” QUICKLY became a fave of mine when I was hearing it all the time on WIIL Rock and SXM Octane. The video for it is fun and clever. And their music is this throw back … the only way I can describe it is DIRTY ROCK, and that’s meant in the absolute best way possible. It just grooves and makes you wanna move and get DOWN … tonight they I boarded the Crobot mothership and I was funkified, y’all!
Then after, I went to the merch table and Brandon, the lead singer was there. This guy is SKINNY and SLINKY and the way he MOVES ON STAGE … good LORD! *fans self* I’ve never seen a man move like that and been so fascinated by it! Brandon truly commands his microphone and he can waaaaaaaaaaail, putting all he has behind each lyric he sings. He’s sexy and soulful and a powerful on stage presence, truly. He was actually kind of larger than life and intimidating after hearing his voice!
But then I met him and ohmygoodness! He has the sunniest smile and he shook my hand and I introduced myself and he introduced HIMSELF and he was just so warm and friendly! I mentioned how much I enjoyed their set, how I went to the show just for Crobot, but how BUMMED I was that I couldn’t get my hands on any of their music because their old EP is out of print and their new one doesn’t come out til NEXT month! Honestly, when I wanna jam out to them, I have to go on YouTube and find a playlist of their old EP someone set up, haha.
And at this point, I got really EMBARRASSED because Brandon referred to the fact he’d seen me begging everywhere online, EVEN YOUTUBE *kills self*, to see if anyone had a copy to sell me. Y’all, you better be CAREFUL how you conduct yourself online cuz you really DO NOT EVER KNOW who is seeing stuff *headdesk*
Brandon really REALLY made my night and I appreciated it so much! Fans kept coming up to him for autographs and pictures, and he took time with each person, posing in really silly, comical ways and having conversations with everyone. He was hella sweaty cuz he put his ALL into his performance and it’s gross & muggy out here cuz it rained and is hot, but he was all smiles and so accommodating to everyone :)
The rest of the guys showed up a while later and I managed to sneak in to get a pic with all of them. Paul (drums) looks EXACTLY like Ben Affleck, Jake (bass) is crossing his eyes, Chris (guitar) is feeling up/squeezing the pec of Brandon who is doing … well, y’all tell me, haha!
REALLY awesome performance and while it was my first time seein them live, won’t be my last! And even awesomer dudes :D Thank you guys SO MUCH for a great set and for being so kind after the show. Means more than words can say and I can’t wait to see y’all again! Please check them out here on Tumblr crobotband or on THEIR YOUTUBE, spesh their video for “Nowhere to Hide" cuz it’s really fun and enjoyable!
THANK YOU, 95WIILROCK, for bringing live shows to the area, for giving us fans opportunities to see our favorite bands and meet them, and for just being all around amazingly generous to ME. Y’all have given me so many memories and I appreciate you so much <3