I played at this club, Thee Parkside last Saturday. This was my second time, and it has been 10 years since I played here last (my first) time. It is amazing that this place has been standing pretty well with over (at least) 10 years while many (used be) nice clubs are now out of business.
Anyways, the gig was a kind of my anniversary also the band anniversary as well. The 10 years ago at this place, I met Gabriel very first time.
[Photo by Erin Brazill]
One of my musician friends joined Gabriel's band (which I joined later as the last drummer - The Love X Nowhere) so that he brought Gabriel to the EP release show of my band at that time.
There were (of course) a lot of friends there and I just briefly met him w/very short greetings like "Thank you for coming!", but somehow, I remembered him until we officially met at TLXN in late 2007.
So now here we are.
I saw again many nice people on the 11th enjoying the Saturday night drinking, hanging and checking out the bands playing. It looked pretty similar, but I felt totally different in many ways (I won't list those things here though).
10 years... it seems a long time, but it's not. I feel like it is just a blink of time. At the same time, I feel super long distance, well, rather a different dimension from where I was standing before.
All I can say now is that I really enjoy my music, this project and very lucky to meet Gabriel 10 years ago at this place (and play the nice show with him).