Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Jul 7, 2011 16:50:29 GMT -5
Ummmmm my cousin in Montreal told me about Arcade Fire before Funeral came out. She sent me a couple of songs from their self titled EP over ICQ. I finally got to see them not long after they released Funeral when they opened for Wolf Parade.
Tegan and Sara grew up in Calgary with some of my friends. I saw them when they used to play house parties and community halls.
I saw Rise Against open up for NOFX in a 200 person venue.
Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Jul 7, 2011 16:57:11 GMT -5
Wasn't meant to be offensive mang, my appologies. I blame my old roommate who used to go off about who he's seen before they were popular. He would do this within a 5 minute period with any person he met for the first time.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Jul 7, 2011 17:00:27 GMT -5
Just spoofin'. I try not to have these conversations anywhere but on this forum because no matter how it is intended you end up sounding like a douche. I bring it up today because mostly I'm just curious and the board's been pretty quiet.
Post by know ID yuh on Jul 7, 2011 17:05:06 GMT -5
Due to geographical and financial reasons, I wasn't able to start attending a lot of shows until 2005, and didn't start seeing the unknown bands until a couple years later. Five years from now, I'll probably have a bunch of these. The first one that comes to mind however is the Fleet Foxes. I'm sure several of you were able to catch them live before their first album came out, since they filled in for the National at Sasquatch days before the release, but I saw them even before that. My first Fleet Foxes show was at the Holocene in Portland, opening for Blitzen Trapper. I ended up seeing them five times in six months, never paying more than $10. It ruined me for the band, because I can no longer fathom spending $35 to see them again.
I also started listening to Atmosphere around 1998 when a girl from Australia sent me an mp3 of God's Bathroom Floor over mIRC.
I saw Atmosphere in a small town near Anchorage back in 2006. During the opening set (Brother Ali) I stepped outside to smoke a cigarette with some friends. A few moments later we noticed that we were standing right next to Slug. We opened the conversation with some hard-hitting topics such as the weather and the difference between Minnesota and Alaska. Then some chick decided to ruin the situation by running up to him and asking, “R U Slug?!? U should play God’s Bathroom Floor 2night!”
Now it is my understanding that that song is about Slug overdosing in a bathroom with nice tile. Not a question I would open up with.
He replied, “I don’t play that song live.”
She replied, “Y? I <3 that song soooo much!”
He put out his cigarette and left.
That exchange, coupled with my first time vomiting in a urinal, made for one of the most memorable concerts of my short career.