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Friday, March 28, 2014

How Party Plants did for SXSW 2014

uuh, we kicked ass duh.   I love you all

Our schedule:

SHOW 1.  Previous saturday, a show at Swan Dive .... backlined we played to about 70 ppl.  we played at 8 or 9 PM and the Goodhearts played after us.  It would be nice to do another show with them, they were good and we liked them.  Definitely the juices were flowing, it felt especially good as a first show, but our approach to it was more like just playing a local show in the sense that we were playing for a new crowd in a new venue and we have really been trying to play around town.

SHOW 2.  Tuesday night 11:30 @ Club 1808.  I was pretty worn down by the time of this set, having already run over 20 bands that day, and couldnt play my parts perfect but we gutted thru it.  Lots of guts.  Guts everywhere.  Take it to the limit.

SHOW 3.  Wednesday morning -- Burger Records thing @ Trailer Space.  We played at 11:30 in the morning.  We played a clean set.  I thought we sounded raw as fuck, like as in that would be a selling point, especially to someone interested in bands as a long term nurtured growth type scenario.  I like being in a band that sounds raw.  There were already people there, ready to drink and to party.

SHOW 4.  Thursday @ Sammi and Burgers' House.  This was a sick house show, we played around 3 PM.  I got there early to set the PA up and stayed til the end of the show to take the PA down.  There was a secret path down to jack in the box, and i took many urinations nearby.  This show was outside.  We played a lot of material that we hadnt played at any of the shows up until that point, and were kinda going in blind as far as we didnt have a dedicated practice to remembering how they went or anything.  I think we really won over the crowd, like they could tell something cool was going on, and being ppl in bands they are naturally supportive of looking at certain processes in a particular light, but it was our first open air show and I think the guitars could have been a little louder.  Its hard to tell from where you are standing sometimes.  I felt like I was overplaying on the bass a little, but all and all this was a great show, in terms of the ppl who saw us and liked us and also in terms of getting experience playing outside the first time.

SHOW 5.  Thursday Night @ Willard's House.  This was the best set we played, by a mile.  If we could perform at that level for all the shows we will have cracked some kind of code.  That house has good vibes for us and also for different bands i may have played there 5 times by now!  That was Party Plants' 2nd or 3rd time.  Our set was follwed by killer sets from Cloud Becomes Your Hand and Killer Bob and also they had a friends band play who killed it.

SHOW 6.  Friday @ Julian's parents house, aka Burger Pool Party.  This show was dank.  I thought we played well, I dont particularly remember playing anything out of the ordinary, and so it must have had some momentum.  It was the right time of day for us to play.  I think we took a second shot at a couple songs we had done from our "B" set. Our alt fakey kickslider.

SHOW 7.  Saturday night @ Up Collective.  We actually had a show at Club 1808 that day that we dropped off because the show was running late and we were getting burnt out, but we prob should have taken it because some ppl would have gotten to see us that in hindsight, I was like assuming they would have seen us at some point, but they didnt and this would have been the show where they did.  But we were still playing that night.  We were slotted for like 11 or 12 and ended up going on at 2.  The party went til 6.  Advaeta's set was transcendent.  Carol Ann wore something that I didnt know was in her closet.  I think it was a good show, ppl really freaked out for Big Bill.  We pushed ourselves pretty late in the bill, I think its a sign of respect, or a way of peacing yourself to book yourself to play late and to do a show for less people, not only just so the other bands can play to ppl, but beacuse thats a time when ppl are more bondy.  Mercer used to do this all the time, probably still does, but I used to love seeing bubbly mommy gun at 4 am, that was like their favorite time to play.

We got a shit ton of nice offers for April and May, so I guess some good came out of it, or we are now on ppls radars or something

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