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Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Low-Quality Youtube Video Will Never Do Justice To The Real Thing

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  We are only one week away from the Fourth of July.  Summer is officially in full swing and our tour keeps rolling on from town to town.  I don't think I could ever get tired of this.  This is exactly what we train for.  This week we are heading to The Capital City, Lincoln, NE for not one but two amazing shows.  Friday, June 26th we are doing a full 21+ show at Cappy's Hotspot on 48th and Hwy. 2.  Cappy's is always a wild place to be not to mention their food kicks ass.  Saturday, June 27th we will be staying in town to play the first ever Bourbon Presents: Mud Jam Festival at the Abbott Sports Complex.  This will be a ninja warrior type of obstacle course plus mud.  All ages are welcome and I believe the Rock N Roll kicks off at 5 PM.  I believe The Hairy Banditos might need to make an appearance at this type of shindig, if you know what I mean.  Also don't forget about Hair In The Air Radio on Saturday night at 10 PM CST on 101.9 The Keg.  My show will be going on as the fireworks blast overhead in Lake Manawa, IA.  Pretty cool and way to celebrate the summer.  See you all on the road.

For this weeks blog I wanted to echo a sentiment that Mr. Sebastian Bach stated in The Sioux City Weekender last week.  We had the great pleasure of playing the Awesome Biker Nights Festival last Friday and we stuck around Saturday to watch Lita Ford and the ex-Skid Row front man destroy the entire festival with their Rock.  His statement was simply "Live in the moment".  Often times we are become buried in our phones, checking Facebook, taking selfies, and tweeting that we forget to enjoy what's happening around us.  This is something I notice more at concerts than anything and it seems more prevalent in this day than ever.  People are constantly holding up their phones taking pictures and video to post up later on social media.  It's almost like you are watching the concert through some guys phone that happens to be standing in front of you.  Riddle me this, are you ever really going to watch that shitty video you took from the fifth row?  Does the world really need to see the blurry pictures you took?  Well, I'm not hear to preach or tell you what to do.  I am hear though to remind you that you need to live the moment.  Enjoy the world happening right now.

On the other side of the coin, as a performer there is nothing more I love than people that take pictures at our show. I love when we walk out on stage and every one's jaws hit the ground.  I love seeing 1,000 pictures from Friday night.  I also realize that as soon as we walk out of that dressing room we are in the spotlight and everything we do or say is being recorded.  This is a theme that we preach at rehearsals and I believe every band should be aware of.  You may as well accept the fact that this performance will be on YouTube later tonight.  I am also completely alright with this.  As we sat there and marveled and got our faces rocked off by Sebastian Bach I was completely stunned by the fact that I right there in that moment I didn't hear any mistakes.  That's the beauty of Rock N Roll.  I had watched so many videos of Bach playing and was a little hesitant about what to expect.  I could not have been more wrong.  Baz ripped out every song with more charisma and more energy than any singer I have ever seen.  In that moment he was on top of his game.  He gave us the Rock N Roll show we were expecting and then some.  It just goes to show you that a low quality YouTube video really can never do justice to the real thing.  The weather was perfect, I was surrounded by some amazing friends and the Rock N Roll was running heavy through the streets of Sioux City.  It was one of those moments I will never forget.

Always Loud
Forever Proud

Sam Spade

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Oh Oh!!! That Smell. Awesome Biker Nights Bound.

Hello everybody and welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Sorry I was absent from my writing for the last two weeks.  It always seems like there is never enough time in the week but I am sorry and I know I can't take that out on you.  You people deserve a blog and damn it I am going to write you the best blog I possibly can.  Mostly I just want to let you know what is going on in our world.  We have now been on the 2015 Summer Tour for three weeks I believe, going on the fourth this weekend.  The shows have been amazing and I can safely say this has been the funnest summer so far and we aren't even halfway through.  We have already met some amazing people and been in some great new cities.  This week we are headed back to one of our favorite shows of the year.  Friday, June 19th we will be invading Sioux City again as part of The Awesome Biker Nights Festival.  This festival is located in downtown Sioux City and is a bike rally/Rock N Roll street festival.  Thousands of bikers descend onto this strip of pavement and enjoy the best of Sioux City, Rock City.  This year we are headlining the first ever Iowa Street Stage from 10pm-12am.  The fun continues the next day with performances by Lita Ford and Sebastian Bach.  Expect nothing but the best from this festival.  If you can't make Saturday's show tune into my radio show, HAIR IN THE AIR from 10pm-12am on 101.9 The Keg.

I had been planning this blog for some time now and finally just got an hour to sit down and knock it out.  Last week while we were in Norfolk, NE I was standing on this massive stage in the middle of a huge green field.  We were all stressed and scrambling to set up our show when someone next to me lit up a cigarette.  Now I haven't smoked in approximately 214 days but for that brief moment the smell of the open field, the stage, the foggers, the sweat, and the cigarette transported me to a different place.  That's the smell of Rock N Roll, the smell of life.  The whole feeling was overwhelming and really put me in an amazing mood.  Granted I was craving a cigarette like no other but I didn't give in.  In that moment I relived all of my very first concerts when I was just a hopeless 16 year old with shaggy brown hair.  I remembered playing shows like this exact one every summer for the last ten summers.  I thought about all those people I had met along the way and all the people I missed back home.  I thought about my mom and dad and my grandparents.  As soon as the moment came it passed and I was back to wiring up pyro towers for the evenings debauchery.

The journey.  The Ride.  The Experience.  This is what it's about.  I know that those memories were good but I also know that there was a lot of bad that went along with it.  You tend to not remember the bad.  Last week in Newton, after the show we got off stage and much to our road crew's chagrin we stepped into a local dive bar and took over the karaoke for one song.  The place went bananas it was like one of those 90's movies where the whole place is singing along and at that place and that moment we were kings of the world.  Afterwords we got our asses kicked by the road crew but for that moment we were making memories to tell for years to come.  I can already hear it now in the back of the tour bus "Remember that one time in Newton?".  The struggle is half the battle and the journey is half the story.  With all the stress of the tour and the album I really look forward to those moments when we just cut loose.  I'm not asking for sympathy because quite frankly I absolute love and crave the stress of all of this but sometimes those moments in time can catch you off guard and those are the moments that will stick with you forever.