last night the cruxshadows played in jax. with ego likeness and ayria.
i wasn't impressed with ego likeness really i kind of got distracted, went outside had some drinks and chilled...
but to backtrack some....
i thought i'd be going alone because originally 4 people were supposed to go with me, and i was going to meet 2 people at the show. all of the 4 people bailed on me and i ended up driving there by myself, sitting in the parking lot trying to psyche myself out cause i hate going some place alone. eventually i walk up to the doors, wait in like for like 10 minutes, get inside and immediately get a drink so i don't have to feel too uncomfortable. sam shows up like 30 minutes later, then billy and amy showed up later so i got to see them. awesome enough they got me a few drinks on their tab.
so after a while i finally go back inside, and watch the rest of ayria's lineup, which i was really impressed with it sounded great. they were really good on speeding up between acts which is something i can honestly say i'm not used to at all. i'm used to the like 30 minute long wait between bands cause roadies are like standing there with their thumbs up their asses.
so then i see rogue come in.... and i know it's about to start so i get psyched. i can't really recall a complete playlist to describe, but i do know they played a lot of good songs. of course all the classics that have to be played each show such as deception and the infamous dancing it involves in the crowd. during solus he walked across the club, grabbed a little table, and put it down infront of me, climbed up on it and sang right there for the entire song.
it was quite packed compaired to what i'm used to for cruxshadow shows. i remember my first show i saw them had like 20 people total, this had no room to move almost in the club. at one point rogue stopped to talk to us, telling us about how happy he was to be in a warm climate after being in europe for the winter. telling us stories of some of their bad luck there and how it is there which i found really cool. some younger people, who obviously are new to them, didn't like it and ended up leaving, good riddance i felt. he spoke for a good 20 minutes.
after the story, he brought this girl on stage and made everyone sing her happy birthday, it was really sweet. one of the main reasons i love this band..... who else would do that, honestly?
then back to the music, which was good, then the encores.....ahh the encores, of course the final song, was marilyn my bitterness. which i knew it would be, and i knew it would tear me up cause it's my moms favorite song. i was crying enough as it was through the whole show thinking of her, and how much she'd of enjoyed it.
i didn't really dance much the whole show cause not much room, but before they started the song.... rogue was saying how much he'd enjoyed touring with ego likeness and ayria, and had all their members come on stage and play marilyn with them, which i thought was amazing. and as soon as it started, i felt sam grab my arm, and was like YOU'RE DANCING FOR THIS! and dragged me to some place he'd cleared room for, and i just sort of.. zoned out after that. was really amazing... heh. that's all i can say.
after the show, i got up on stage, and talked to rogue. i told him about my mom passing.... and he told me he was so sorry to hear that, and gave me one of his famous big bear hugs. during which billy seemed to of got a few pictures that i'll post when i get them.
i really.... really needed that. aaaaahhhhhh..... the cruxshadows.... :]