Friday, October 26, 2007
10.25.07: Myrtle Beach, HOB
Mute Math has played the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach several times, but only as openers (The Fray, Switchfoot, etc). Tonight was our first headlining experience, and I must admit that it wasn't too hot. There weren't too many people (probably the lowest of the tour yet) and thus, the energy of the overall crowd was minimal. I can't help to think of a quote I read from Trent Reznor: "I think, fundamentally, music is something inherently people love and need and relate to, and a lot of what's out right now feels like McDonald's. It's quick-fix. You kind of have a stomachache afterwards." I kind of felt like our show that night was a Big Mac, not much substance and not much satisfaction. I say this solely from my personal standpoint. I'm 100% sure there were people who had a good time and enjoyed the show. I saw them first hand. I shook their hands, and I'm immensely grateful that these people were present. Without them, there would have been no show, and I would have felt like I only had eaten some greasy fries.