st paddy’s bandclash at oncue!

on this past st. paddy’s day we had the unique opportunity to partake in not only some drinkin BUT we also took part in a battle of the bands for the first time!

so the deal is each act plays a set, the crowd response at the end of the nite dictates who wins & the winner takes home $250. so for a fledgling band like our female led, all bruce springsteen cover band, Rosalita the chance to play is great & the chance to get paid=even greater!

Oncue was the venue & patrons also got deals on food/bevvys/pool as well as sonic entertainment all night for a modest cover. t’was a great deal all around!

originally 3 bands were on the bill but one dropped out last minute. the first group was a dance duo. they did a great job and the bar was set. Rosalita played a better set than our debut and from our standpoint behind the kit things went well. though for the 2nd show in a row, vocals were tough to hear (crowd had similar comments) but at least this time out we could hear all the instruments which was a HUGE bonus. our playing on the kit was decent enuff. we hadn’t had the time we’d hoped for rehearsing into the leadup to the show but managed anywho. also, it was a rare opportunity to get to use our own kit for a show. that was definitely a hilite for us!

we were a sweaty mess by the end & the end of the set applause sealed the deal… Rosalita had won! our first ever personal foray into a “battle of the bands” setting was a success! its not a bad deal for patrons, the bands or the venue. the acts gain the stage experience (needed thx!), the fans get to see diverse acts, and the venue gets a decent night of entertainment & patrons at a decent cost.

our bonus for the night was the discovery of this wonderful brew! st. ambroise oatmeal stout! smooth and delicious! highly recommended if u happen upon a tap somewhere. next time we see it, it’ll be a no brainer choice! aren’t those the best choices to have? ’til next post!

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