Tuesday, July 19, 2011
NY adventuring for Blind Melon at the Hiro Ballroom July 1 2011
The Nico Blues came on the stage and rocked their set & played a bunch of great tunes. My stomach had begun to do somersaults at this point. While they were on the stage I see someone whirlwind past us & then realize that it's Travis! A big smile got on my face & couldn't disappear. Nico Blues broke down their equipment and the stage was empty. A good New Jersey melon head friend, Karen, then showed up & the bunch of us standing together group hugged, such a great moment. All of a sudden CT & Brad come on the stage to tune & set up their pedals. People begin to applaud & scream- Christopher turns "We're just setting up, you can relax." Brad turned, smiled, waved & continued what he was doing. Christopher tuned his guitars & mandolin for a few and started to put his set list on the floor, he then moved it to his amp- "everyone always steals my list during the shows." Then turned to us (looking right towards mine & the mister's direction) "Ok guys, see you in a little bit." Time seemed to stand still at this point. Rogers was the first to hit the stage, then Travis, Glen, Brad, and lastly Christopher. The vibe of energy that came from the crowd and off from the guys was beyond anything that I've ever felt at any show.