The Rosebuds Play Bimbos August
My homies The Rosebuds came to
town and played at Bimbos, opening for the legendary Teenage Fanclub.
The Rosebuds are Ivan (left) and Kelly (right) in the front, and they had
Wes (left) and Reid (right) in the back
helping them on the tour.
My photos of bands are bad enough with my camera, but with the digital they
are full on retarded. And to add
insult to injury, the club had a "no flashes" policy. So the turnout
was either blurry...
...or too dark. Oh well, I actually got some decent photos of them
when they played Bottom of the Hill recently, to
be uploaded in the near future, so no big whoop.
"Art shot". Lights in the lobby reflecting through a plant. Can
I get an art grant now Mr. and/or Mrs. NEA?
This was after the show, the crowd was gone, and I had bought a slurpy down
the street. Clubs are weird when
they are empty.
Also, I helped the band sell Teenage Fanclub's merch after the show was over.
T's were $25 and I sold A LOT
of them. It was pretty insane.
Also also, soon after this photo I fell going *up* the stairs to the green
room, right in front of Teenage Fanclub.
If I fall sober it's a good thing I don't drink.
Out front, as the night was winding up. Fanclub had a huge tour bus
and were heading to LA, while the Rosebuds
came and crashed in my pad here in Oakland. The shot on the right is
both bands plus some hangers-on...you can't
really make anyone out, but it's the shot a bunch of people wanted so I took
a bunch of this shot on different cameras.
The most exciting part of touring: the morning after, checking emails, and
preparing for a mind-numbing drive
down the I-5.
The lads getting up...both talented dudes, check out their bands as well:
Reid (on the left) has a group called Schooner
Wes (on the right) has a group called Ticonderoga