Black Mercies Tour Diary #5

By on Thursday, 14th May 2009 at 2:00 pm

london-performanceHertford, UK

The Marquee

Got to admit the build up for this particular show didn’t exactly meet the reality. The Marquee name is a legendary one and we were very excited to play this venue. The sound was top notch and the crew, especially Ben the sound engineer, was wonderful.

Unfortunately, that’s where this one stops. Poorly promoted, there was absolutely no one there. . .bands playing for bands at best. We have been quite fortunate so far to share these bills with class acts like Horseman Shakes and the Draymen who played before us. HSATD delivered a powerful set of Led Zeppelin meets the Commitments infused with a bit of Pearl Jam style rock which had us movin’ and shakin’ our butts. . . The opening band, however, demonstrated none of this class. . .limping through their half-baked set and then lumbering right on out of the club. . .despite the fact that all others on the bill stood before them and cheered them through what was truly an insufferable 30 minutes. How about some enthusiasm for your own music?. . .you could show a little effort – we all have lives. . .we all have to get up in the morning, we all have to go about our daily grind, but aren’t we all here to share our music? regardless of genre, personal taste or chops, music is the common bond in these situations. . .

not whining here. . .it just f***in pisses me off when a band does the kiss, kiss hug hug socializing thing before they play their set and then suck and leave, showing no support for any of the other bands on the bill. . .boo 4 u. . .bad form.

anyway, back to sunshine and lollipops! our last show at the Hope and Anchor tomorrow night. . .we are STOKED!hope-and-anchor-show

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One Response

12:17 pm
15th May 2009

Hey guys.

I just stumbled across this entry in your tour diary today and just had to say thanks for the flattering comments about HSATD. We really enjoyed your set too! Great live sound and energy despite the poor turnout. It was a pleasure sharing the stage with a good band and good people like yourselves.

Oh…and we concur with your rant about bands who suck and leave.


Hopefully see you again sometime.


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