Monday, October 19, 2009

Silversun Pickups show

Silversun Pickups

Wednesday October 14 I got a special treat.

Normally I am stuck in the house all day while my wrangler, friends and hangers-on are at their paying jobs.

Imagine my surprise when at around 11:30 my wrangler bursts in through the door, grabs me, grabs the camera and says "Hurry we've got to get a move on!  Going to a rock show!"

So off we go!

Here I am in my portable cave all set to go!  I still wasn't sure where I was going but that was all right.

Apparently my wrangler had won tickets to a rock show hosted by one of the local radio stations.  He had won it through MY Twitter account which apparently he uses behind my back!

Now I didn't know much about the band.  I thought they were called something like the Shiny Silver Pickups or something like that?  They were certainly not Sharon, Lois and Bram or the Wiggles.

My Wrangler put on the headphones before I could ask.

We ended up at this place called the Live Lounge, it was a good thing I didn't have to find the place myself because it wasn't that easy to find and it was far from home.

When we got there I asked to get a seat, and as we weren't the first ones there, I just sat at the a ledge at the back.

It was a really good show!  We ended up seeing the Silversun Pickups.  I guess the Shiny Silver Pickups couldn't make it.

Silversun Pickups played six or seven songs after a 20 minute interview.  The songs were a-coo-stick which has something to do with pigeons, and all I know was that no electricity or stuffed bears were harmed during their show.

The band was really cool and all, and they seemed to know all of the Shiny Silver Pickups songs.  They even sounded like them!

The best part was after the show!  They hung around for a bit after the show and I got to chat with them and ask a bunch of questions.

Here I am talking to Nikki and Brian from the band.  Brian can sing and play the guitar at the same time which is pretty cool.  Nikki plays bass which is what I play on Guitar Hero.  I had just asked Brian if he knew "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".  He knew the song, but told me that they didn't have time to sing it to me because they had to sing later that night.
Apparently they have never heard of the Wiggles, which surprises me, but they did know the TV show "You Can't Do That on Television" was made in Ottawa.

It turned out to be a pretty cool day!