Did I die and go to heaven? Today was amazing. Things worked out, and our set time allowed us to not cancel, and we played a rocking set. I missed out on the Maxies because we played the Constellation Room the same time as them, but we were able to somehow retain a full-capacity crowd when Skadonna played. On top of that, hospitality was incredible- the band got free booze, burgers, and hot dogs, and I got to see so many of my friends in the OC ska scene and in the out-of-town bands that I haven’t seen in a while! I also got to spend time and explain a bit of what I needed to say to this girl I really like during late night Denny’s, and sure enough, Frank and Eddie from Voodoo Glow Skulls came in to eat. They said they would check us out at the Viva Ska Vegas pre-party…
So, my band is opening for Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mad Caddies, Buck-O-Nine, and the Maxies tonight.
So, teaching three weeks of band camp paid off for my little sister… she no longer owes band fees and her marching shoes are being paid for. And I have a new ally and friend in a band director. Sweet.
*Writes song to rhyme “pretty” with “shitty”*
Nate Phung: breaking the confines of the douchey 2nd-generation Asian-American male stereotype.
I sit around and think I’m 22, and think “Damn, I’m young, high school was 5 years ago.”
Then, I also think, “Damn, I’m getting old, my 10 year reunion is in 5 years.”