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The Low Budgets' 2004 Southern Tour Diary

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04/25/04

Atlanta GA - The Masquerade

According to Joe:

  Got into town really early so we killed a couple hours at Five Points where we met up with Dandrew's old school chum, John, who is going to grad school for commercial art. Sold a "Go For Broke" cd to one of the record stores where Dandrew bought some Jonathon Richman tapes.

  All the posters we saw for the show said it started at 5 PM, so we headed to the Masquerade a little before then only to learn that the show would not start until 7. No big deal - we got to do a sound check on a big stage with a cool sound guy with a "pro 'tude". We actually did a monitor check AND a house check. We ran through a new song called "Whistle Blower".

  We got the rock star treatment - room backstage with a case of beer, towels, water, and free dinner. Brian took time to set up the merch very nicely in a pre-designated spot in the club. We were stoked for a big show. We heard that the headliner, a local band called APA (Adolph and the Piss Artists) drew big crowds.

  7 PM rolled around and no one had showed, except Dandrew's friend John and the other bands - APA, The Heart Attacks and the Goons. A couple friends of APA eventually showed up and they were the only other non-band members in the audience. (At one point there was a handful of punk kids outside but they never came in.) I was disappointed that my e-mail pal, Jason, did not show up. I'd been looking forward to seeing him and this was the closest show to his house.

  Anyway, the show went on. I liked the Heart Attacks (reminded me of a slightly more metal Hives). The Goons were good as usual. Then we played - I think the Heart Attacks had hit the road by then. The sound was amazing. APA decided not to play.

  Someone knifed one of our tires during the show. Luckily we had a spare which we changed before going back to John's place for the night. (We'd get the spare replaced tomorrow in Columbus to the tune of $130. Atlanta was a costly stop for us.)


According to Brian:

Set List:
Ripped Off
Burn Your Money
That Which Cannot Be Named(coinstar)
Lawsuit
Sweet Tooth
New+Improved
Thrift Store




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