I walked into the Bottleneck and was happy to find that the foul stench that was present here during our last visit was gone. I remember almost throwing up on stage because the intense mix of sweat, body odor, and that peculiar smell (a kin to that of an elephant's rear) was a bit much to handle; however, at this show, we still had some intense sweat and body odor, but nothing to write home about.
What was extraordinary about this show was the technical difficulties experienced prior our show. For one, all our lights were not working (due to faulty power hook-up) and the 1k bulb hanging over my head exploded (thankfully before I got on stage . . . I got up there to find broken glass everywhere). Secondly, Shiny Toy Guns and Jonezetta had a particularly hard time with sound since the house guy had no idea what he was doing. Both of them didn't have much of a monitoring system. I felt bad for them. I've been there before and it's a difficult place to be, especially when a sea of people are staring at you wanting and waiting for something great to happen. Hopefully, this will not be the case when we return.