Gig Report - Interstate Exiles at Apple Annie's, Florence, SC - June 7, 2019

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by SWRnut, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. SWRnut


    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    Rainy evening back to one our regular gigs (about 4 per year) at Apple Annie's Restaurant and Pub in Florence, SC. About a ninety minute drive from my house, but we always have great crowds, and good food.
    Every time we play here, they spell the name with different letters. We were told that this is part of the staff's schtick. This time we were only short one vowel.

    It's a later start than some, so we are treated to whatever we want to eat from their great menu. I opted for Hotyaki chicken with sautéed mushrooms, bacon, diced tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles in a garlic herb wrap! Awesome and filling.
    chicken wrap.jpg

    The setup dance is well underway.

    I take a moment to pose with Lou, our sound man for the evening. The couple that he is seated with are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary. Tracy taught him to play drums and now they live about three hours away, but wanted to spend their anniversary with us.

    Lou making sure his iPad is ready to mix or with playing Candy Crush
    Lou iPad.jpg

    Who's on top tonight ?

    Angles and bass rigs go together. Little concerned that voltage is only 111, but would have been more worried if it said 911.

    And so our story begins...… Tuning and stuff before they take the house lights down.
    and so our story begins.jpg

    I figure I might as well take a quick picture until the bass comes in

    And a shot taken by our friends of the band. I think I'm distracted by Candy Crush.... Rock'.jpg

    A very good night for us. Always a nice crowd and decent paying gig. We don't come back here until December, but a busy summer is on tap.
    Keep it low bros !
  2. Good times for the Exiles!
    I have no idea what "Hotyaki" is but it looks and sounds delicious!
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  3. Hi @SWRnut!

    Very well done! That wrap looks great! I remember Apple Annie's. Seems the last time you played there the marquee said "INTERSTATE XILES". ;) I'm sure that's not the biggest room you've ever played but at least you have room in the stage area for a bunch of cymbals and a six piece kit. :D

    With an hour and a half drive home you probably don't imbibe much but are there any notable beers in this place? Just curious. Hey, thanks for sharing! :)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  4. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Cool gig. I always like your amp buddies :)
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  5. I always remember your band as the "one with the drummer who has all the cymbals." Maybe the staff are just short of letters and are faking it the best they can. (I'd like to buy a vowel...)
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  6. SWRnut


    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    We've been told that the miss-spelling of the band name means that the management like the band.
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  7. SWRnut


    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    It's a blend of cayenne and teriyaki. Sweet and hot.
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  8. SWRnut


    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
    It seems like most of the rooms that we play these days feature a lot of IPA's and local brews, but I'm not a beer drinker so I can't tell you if they are good or not. Sorry about that.
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  9. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    Awesome gig man - now I'm wanting Hotyaki…..:)
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  10. Years ago I did a few gigs at Apple Annie's. One of the best gigs, venues, I ever played. I haven't been lucky enuff to return, life's taken me all over the planet, but I'll never forget the staff or food. Glad to see not much has changed. And that they still treat bands well. That can't be said fer many venues today. Many things have changed. Glad they haven't.
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