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Gig Report: 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, Club Frills, Axemen, Times New Viking 25-Nov-2009

Posted in 2009 happenings, cultural studies, Gigs, touring, US Tour 2009 by steve mccabe on January 1, 2010

Posted by:  Tactic Beeves Millet

123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown

Bob Brannigan, 123 Pleasant Street

We were slightly apprehensive about playing in Morgantown, West Virginia, a student town which didn’t seem particularly on our tour path, just before thanksgiving when many of the students would have gone home.
We needn’t have worried.

Axemen, 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown

Axemen, 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown - l-r: steve mccabe, stu kawowski, dragan stojanovic, bob brannigan

Great venue, great people, one of the most generous drink tabs we encountered (up there with Memphis) – 8 drink tickets each band member and free sodas for drivers/non drinkers so the extra tickets split between the drinkers – on this occasion – Steve and Bob…

Steve McCabe [Axemen], Rich Johnson [Club Frills]

Steve McCabe (Axemen), Rich Johnson (Club Frills)

Little wonder when we asked if we could park in the Adventure shop carpark they said yes as long as you are out by 11 in the morning – seems more than one band had been known to pass out in the vehicle in the carpark after gigs at this multi-tiered venue and fail to rise before being moved on when the shops opened.

Harriet

Harriet Tubman, Pleasant Street, Morgantown

Sticker Wall, Pleasant St, Morgantown

Sticker Wall, Pleasant Street, Morgantown

Dragan works on Steve's Telecaster, Morgantown

The spoils of war: drinks bracelets on Steve's arm, Morgantown

Honourable mention also goes to the Black Bear Cafe across the road on Pleasant Street where we had some great burritos and Beth’s vegan diet and Dragans abhorrence and intolerance for gluten products were admirably catered for with minimal fuss.

Morgantown is also clos to the hometown of Dusty White, erstwhile TNV sound engineer, and the stomping ground of one of three acts we played with who payed homage to the Axemen by covering one of our songs ‘Beware the train of thought’ (the others being Times New Viking who played ‘Rocks in my Heart’ a couple times and Dave Diarrhea in Chicago).

Times New Viking, 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown

Times New Viking, 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown l-r Beth, Adam, Jared

To these guys especially, and all the support bands who shortened their sets to squeeze us in we give thanks, in the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost!

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  1. eli said, on January 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    amazing gig on all accounts
    thanks

  2. Christopher said, on January 4, 2010 at 2:54 am

    So glad to have played with you guys! Glad Richie took splendid care of you!


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