GIG Report: The 1985 @ Smokestack Brewhouse (Night 2)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Thumpinshelton, May 19, 2021.

  1. Hey bass fam!!! Here is part 2 of the weekend adventures with The 1985!!! Like I said in my previous report this night was a prom inspired event and we had several good costumes that were not all prom like, but just fun in general!!! It was a great weekend and the energy was insane!!! we go!!!!

    Thank god for clip on bow ties......HAHA!!!!!!


    Getting in the zone.....


    Keytar and light up shades......yes please!!!!











    Great crowds both nights.....


    And yes....Batman was summoned......



    Mid set break shenanigans.....



    Our Lady Lisa doing her thing......


    And no prom is complete without an authority figure....LOL!!!! This guy is blast to hang out with and is a friend of the band....



    Some friends of the band pre-show.....they always come dressed up them!!!!


    And as always I love to end a report with a band pic when possible.....I promise there is a drummer back there....LOL!!!!!!!


    To sum up the weekend.....TOTALLY RAD!!!!! We had a blast and even with a sub-drummer we pulled off 2 high energy nights of 80's fun and craziness!!! We absolutely love what we do and have SOOOOO much fun doing it!!!

    So, until next time....keep it low and lets ROCK!!!!!!!!

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  2. Jason Stock

    Jason Stock

    Aug 13, 2019
    Awesome again and thank you for sharing. Looks super fun!
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  3. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I sure wish you guys were closer. I'd love to catch a show. Nothing but happy vibes! :cool:
  4. Awesome again, and I'd be remiss if I didn't comment on the lime green polka dots on a yellow guitar. Please share my sincere appreciation of such rad paint schemes with your guitarist. :thumbsup:

    Love the tux jackets, again it looks like a fantastic production you all put together.

    And was I the only one who spend a few mins trying to find Batman in the crowd before noticing the logo on the wall, duh!

    Thanks for sharing Ross, very cool!
  5. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    You guys certainly look like you go all out to have fun. Bravo!
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  6. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    When I grow up, I want to in a band like this one! Yowza!:)
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  7. Always happy vibes when we play! We definitely love it!!! Wish we were closer as well my friend!
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  8. Thank you so very much!!! This night was a little more "formal" and it was fun all around! I will definitely share the appreciation for his guitar schemes! He actually has a couple new ones in the works as well that I believe you will enjoy. I will make sure to get a couple close up shots of those once he brings them out!

    Haha....funny thing about that batman logo is that the main bartender ALWAYS dresses as batman for halloween. That is where that started....LOL

    Can't wait to catch up on the next GTG!!!!
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  9. I love this band!
    1985 4 Evah!
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  10. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
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  11. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    Milford, PA
    haha great photos..looks like mucho' fun!!..Love the audience shot.
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  12. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Another good'n! You guys make the world a better place. :D

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  13. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Cool, I wish we have bands like yours in this area. But nothing happens in this very conservative one horse town.
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  14. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Nice gig report for sure... :thumbsup:
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  15. Benj-jammin

    Benj-jammin Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2020
    North Carolina
    Awesome, thumping! Great way to start my morning off! I loved the 80's, an underrated era of music! Cool.
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  16. Great photography!!!!
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  17. danster

    danster Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Connecticut, USA
    Awesome gig! I'm particularly impressed by the versatility of the Keys/guitarists. Don't see that too often. Plus, your production looks top notch! Great attention to detail!
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  18. rocu


    Jan 28, 2015
    Missoula, MT
    Looks like fun. Please post a set list.
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  19. aprod


    Mar 11, 2008
    Aren't you embarrassed?
  20. Thanks Cliff!!!! Can't wait to see more of your adventures as well!
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