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It's 11:56 PM and Shawn is calling 911. We were trying to go hang out with Zach and some other cool peoples that came to see our show at 529 on Gaines st. for an after gathering at a pub, and we are stopped at the light and a lady in a Chrysler turns left in front of a motorcycle. Guy on the bike hits the front of the car, flips clean over the bike and lands in a heap, it looks like he may have been run over by the car. Everyone on the block starts running over to make sure the car doesn't drive off, and see if he is alive.
Earlier arounf 7pm we got to Club Downunder to get a little dressing room, a big nice venue and some friendly faces: a bunch of FSU locals were at our last Growlers show in Gainesville (they had made the drive) and found out we were in town and dragged a bunch of people out.
Broncho once again cleaned clocks. We found out later that 3 of our fav. songs of theirs are going to be on the "New Record" and like us they only care about releasing vinyl and digital. <3
Then some hangout, a house key from Michelle and a tip about an all night dance party, and also an invite to hang with our buddies off Gaines street send us off with a bunch of groceries (courtesy of FSU, thanks FSU!) and off into downtown looking for a good time.
And we see our buddies sitting outside of the bar, but get caught by the light and then screech - CRASH and good god I think he is under the car. But...
Shockingly he is conscious, he was wearing a full helmet and there are people all around him. He is able to stand, but it may have just been the adrenalin, because his leg seems to be hurt. Police show up within seconds and shut down the entire area. We are all shaken up a bit.
Now not tired, and not sure if we can get down in a late night reverie, hoping that guy really could have walked away from the wreck and our minds on a good friend that recently didn't: we decide to hit the road back to the next Town: Tampa.
By: Shawn at a truck stop somewhere on I-10, October 19th 2012.
Last night: Urban Lounge SLC: The underground of SLC is really into thrash dancing and after parties
Ok, last night was the first of our dates with the Growlers for this leg of tour, and we were into a rad surprise: the opening band "the Dirty Whores" aka "Spell Talk" had us at hello with stoner stringy sludge blues rock and a tamborine backup vocalist in a unitard and 80's le freak hair. Super hot.
Needless to say we were down.
Then after much deliberation and drinks we had a blast, packed house, lots of dancing and loving trash talking. Super thank yous to our new friends in town.
Growlers summarily went on after and made the place melt like an ice cream cone left out in the sun. Messy sweaty, cryptic dance party. If you were there, thank you. If you missed it.... well, the afterparty at the skate ramp house was also completely out of control. thank you thank you thank yous.
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