Hello everybody and welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face. Things have been just wild in our world and I apologize for the lack of blog the last two weeks. I may just have to make it up to you with two blogs this week. Big things are just around the corner this week. First and most importantly I want to thank everyone that came out to The 21st Saloon last week. If you haven't heard the news, well together we sold the place out. We had over 300 people through the door last Friday. Amazing. The official beginning of The Friday Night Residency begins this week Friday, Oct. 2nd at The 21st Saloon. From now until May 2016 we will be at The 21st Saloon every Friday night. Come rain, snow, sleet, or hail we will be there to give you the best damn Rock N Roll party we can give. Saturday we will begin album rehearsals with Storm. We will start going through all of the original material we have ready for the new album and get him up to speed in the next few months. The hope is to get into the studio by Dec. 2015. Just a little behind schedule but I think this is going to make all the difference in the world. We are very happy to have Storm behind the drums and we can't wait to see how this all unfolds. Lastly don't miss my radio show HAIR IN THE AIR, on 101.9 The Keg Saturday at 10 PM CST.
Like I said earlier last week together we sold out The 21st Saloon. I have never been in a band that has sold anything out. I have played some of the lowest attended shows imaginable but last Friday we took it to a different level. I think all of you know how proud we are so I want to kind of go through some of the other side with you. We knew the show was going to be big. I kept saying "Sell Out" but I wasn't sure if it would get to that point. I've been to shows at that place when they wouldn't allow anymore people in the door and it was wild. The mood on that Friday was pretty normal. We were all more nervous about debuting our new drummer than anything. About 7:30 we were all sitting in the dressing room and people started showing up. That's nothing really new. People like to get a good seat. Around 8:30 we got news that all the tables were full and the bar was all full. No more seats available. Then about 9:10 the owner came back and informed us we were at about 150 and the safe capacity of the place was 230. I thought to myself "Well we gave it a good try and 150 is still a pretty great crowd". As we started the set and the curtain dropped I was absolutely floored by all the smiling faces and the packed dance floor. I was on pins and needles just trying to live that moment forever. Then the guitar solo came and I ran off the stage and saw a line of people waiting at the door. They told me they weren't allowing anyone else in unless somebody left. That was the official sell out bell. It rang loud and clear.
Like I said selling out that club was an amazing feeling. I felt the love on and off the stage. There were so many people I wanted to say "hi" to but never got a chance. Just know I am extremely thankful and humbled by your support. I've said it before but I think every musician that picks up a guitar dreams of playing to a capacity crowd of die hard fans. It's part of the package. Granted in the end it's still all about the music and the artistic expression but that feeling gets amplified by lightning when your doing it in front of a huge audience. Any band will tell you that these things just don't happen over night. We busted our butts promoting this show. We had so much help from the radio station and the Fat Jak's Reunion as well as the bar and word of mouth from you the fans. It was such a group effort and such an accomplishment. I know they won't all be sell out shows but I also know that we must be doing something right. It's that fool-hearted belief in something that pushes you to do something great. It's the dream that you never let die because there was no other option. It's that absolute dedication to music and to the people surrounding it that makes you keep coming back for more. Selling out felt great but seeing people lose themselves in our music felt even better. A night I wont soon forget.