It was a friday so we decided to hit up the DFD/tub ring show in Seattle. Got there about an hour after doors, not exactly packed but not the 20 person crowd that I was expecting. Venue was better than I expected. Acoustics were pretty good and stage was decent, like the Meow Meow in pdx with better sound/lighting I suppose. Apparently turn out for portland wasn't so hot. Not really suprising but not good if it was lower than at studio seven. Then again, turn out for dfd during the prong tour in pdx was around 5 ppl and their headlining show in 2004 was aroudn 20ish.
First 2 bands were local and not very noteworthy. Actually they were horrible.
Karate high school was suprisingly watchable. I can't say they were musically that great or unique, but entertaining nonetheless. Even had some schtick where some girl in the audience asked some kid to the prom. He said yes. Definitely made the 4 guys in KHS shirts happy.
I found Look what I did boring.
Tub Ring played direct support and was pretty good. Sans vox, band members played with Mexico shirts (for Cinco de mayo I guess). Pretty good set. 40 mins almost without pause between songs. Pretty high energy with the keyboard guy jumping on the uh keyboard a lot. Played a lot of songs I don't know.
DFD hit the stage around 11:45ish. Overally decent set I suppose. The band is pretty much ever changing in terms of band members. Besides Todd, I don't think there are any returning members since the last time I saw them. Their new keyboardist and bassist were a good fit. Vertigo motel and acid memoires were a nice touch (reworked with keys), having never heard them before. Rebel yell was pulled off nicely.
the sacrifice of miss rose covington
worm in a dogs heart
pogo the clown
love song for a witch
9-5 at the morgue
overall: $10/$10... or $10/$60 if you consider how much it cost to get down to seattle....
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