Date: Sat 15 Mar, 2003 at 10:51
Headline: Ninth Inning Rally
Greetings and Salutations!
Just a quick note to thank everyone who showed up at Phat Tire last night, and made it such a memorable evening.
Quite an ebb and flow to the audience at this place. We started off with a decent little crowd, gained a few more people through the first set, lost a bunch during the break, and played to very few during the first half of the second set. Then, with just about an hour of showtime left, suddenly the bodies started flooding in. Tons of people. Dancing, singing, cheering...and most importantly, requesting Floyd tunes. They kept us on stage over 30 minutes past the ostensible end of the show, but nobody seemed to mind. Highlight of the night: Mr Hollinger breaking out into an impromptu 'Great Gig In The Sky' in full, robust tones. Juli's job isn't in danger or anything, but it was still an impressive, if somewhat disturbing, display.
Greg Thomas, our new man behind the drumkit, acquitted himself spectacularly well. He's still in the learning stages for some of the new songs, but where memory lapsed or cues came late he was able to roll with the punches and keep things moving. Lots of power, soul, and precision. And he brought a smoke machine too! We're looking forward to tightening up even further, and working with him for a long time to come.
We have another gig in Park City coming up later this month (a semi-stripped-down FloydShow @ Cisero's), then we will look at turning our atention back to the Salt Lake Valley, which hasn't seen a show from us in nearly five months. Time to get busy!
bye for now
your humble correspondent