Sunday, April 25, 2010

Will of One

April 18th we went down to Gainesville to see the Protomen. You may remember them from an earlier blog post. Luckily for us, they decided to come close to my home town for a show. I thought for sure Nerdapalooza would have been the last time i would ever see them. So glad i was wrong.

We get there at a good time, and park really close! The bar was called 1982. It was a pretty small venue, but had TV's behind the bar with NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, and Dreamcast games going on. I remember watch someone beat Sonic 3 with all the Chaos Emeralds. Someone else was doing quite well in Megaman X.... well until he got to Sigma.

At first though, we had to sit through some unbearably bad music... but it was worth it. I kept thinking though, "This stage is awefully small for nine people!"

I watched them set up everything. A few of them looked annoyed, but i could have been wrong. It was cramped, but man, you would not have even noticed... From start to finish they never stopped with their energetic rock show. They had a story to tell they said... And they told one heck of a story...

Mostly promoting their newest album, Act II they played mostly songs off that. All very nice! They mixed in a few classics from Act I as well...They even did a cover of Total Eclipse of the Heart. It was one of the best shows i've seen to be honest.

A band that just gives back to the crowd their heart and soul.. Their sweat and tears! All of their energy! They deserve the best.

I feel bad i still don't know their individual names... but the lead guy after the show pointed at my shirt (The Megas) and said "Hey, we know those assholes!" and laughed. He then told me they would be playing with them on the west coast and that they were buddies.

Why The Protomen aren't world wide sucesses yet baffles me still. I really hope they come back. Maybe in July? A man can dream can't he!

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