The Chance Theater
Freakswitch, D.B. Sleeze, Toxin, Sebastian Bach.
It was our first big show with the new bass player. So it was only fitting that we would go on first. When you go on first on a weekday show, the crowd is normally minimal because its a 7:45 start time with doors opening at 7:00. Gotta say a big THANK YOU to Sebastian Bach. Because of him, everyone got there early and we had a large crowd of people to play for. This was also our first show with a structured set list with planned stops and starts. Brian must’ve been waiting for this for a long time because he was on his game when it came to sarcastic prickness. I WAS SO PROUD OF HIM! When our time was up we did what we do in tearing down quickly then getting back in to see and support the other bands. As we walked in the front door, we were greeted with the gratuatious “Good job guys”, “You guys kicked ass”.
I actually met two women that drove all the way Williamsport, PA to see the show. Specifically to see Freakswitch? No, but they went out of their way to me know Freakswitch did a great job and hope that the band travels to PA because we would do great there.
How can you top having people drive over four hours to come see your show… How about having a friend fly in from Kansas City to specifically see Freakswitch. YES IT’S TRUE! Granted, Bach was the deal sealer for her trip but nonetheless she’s here.
While all this was going on D.B. Sleeze was playing. They are an 80’s cover hair band. They were pretty friggin too. I was diggin the songs because those were the tunes I was listening when I was a youngin. I also respect the fact that D.B. Sleeze looked the part. The looked like something that fell out the back of L.A. Guns tour buss. Clothes, makeup, hair. It was great. I would go see them again.
From what I understand, Toxin was a personal guest of Sebastian Bach. As an original band, you always want to be the last band to go on right before the national act. And I have to admit, The
Chance has spoiled me by giving us that slot quite a bit. After listening to Toxin play, they deserved the slot just as much. They too were more on the 80’s side of music style and very friggin good at it too.
It was good to see the younger generation play music I loved growing up while I’m trying to play music to appeal to the younger generation.
Sebastian Bach. This guy was off the hook. Vocally it sounded just like the cd. All the screams, fist pumping, the sarcasm, he literally loves what he does. AND HE DOES IT WELL! His backing band was spot on with the music. And to top it off, Rob Affuso (the original Skid Row drummer) made a guest appearance and jammed a song. Take away that he was great, the band was awesome, and he entertained the ENTIRE time while on stage, but what he did to end the show was the cats ass. Instead of going off stage and waiting for the crowd to chant your name for an encore, he just told the crowd before hand that he will end to show with “Youth Gone Wild” then call it a night. And thats exactly what he did. He played the song, introduced the band, said thank you and that was that. PERFECT!
2 shows on 9/10
9/10 – Montgomery day, Newburgh
9/10 – Blackthorn Resort, East Durham
10/1 – Zombie Fest, Newburgh
Thanks again to the Freak fans that came out and we will party with all of you again soon.
Until next time.