Wow, this show was really rough for us, probably one of the roughest in the past year. First of all, we couldn't take in a fraction of our production (lights, video, monitor desk, etc.) because the club was ill equipped, namely, poor power, few loaders, no space, and no time! (apparently this place becomes a dance nightclub full druggies at 9pm, and they made us absolutely clear out before 9pm-thus, no encore even though I understood that people cheered on for a good bit. Sorry!). Lack of production led to us not having adequate monitors, i.e., if you can't hear yourself, you're not going to play well. Are you still with me? Think about that the next time your watching a t.v. performance of your favorite band or an episode of American Idol. You'd be surprised that many of these shows can't get monitors straight, or something goes wrong between soundcheck (if there even is a soundcheck) and performance time, which 9 times out of ten monitors always sound different because the room changes, i.e., it fills up with people, well hopefully. So, it's easy to judge from a distance, especially when you don't know what has gone down behind the scene.
So, despite our not-so-great-performance, the crowd was very nice and tolerant of our misgivings. Thank you, Calgary. Next time, it will be better.
I'll leave you with an old show: