Hey all, just a few shots of a pickup gig I had Thursday, June 20th in Iowa for an event called the BBQ Roundup. It is put together nicely, and has a large amount of really good food going at all times during the three day event. I got a call about three weeks ago to help out a band thst recently lost their bassist, and needed one to pull off the gig, which was opening for a national act. I of course said yes, as I try and help local bands in a pinch. Spreading good Karma is never a bad thing in my book. We played a 90 minute set of Original hard rock music infused with classics such as NIB, Heaven and Hell, Stranglehold, and No More Mr. Nice Guy to show some versatility and get some jamming done. I even got to do a little solo before NIB (black sabbath) to bring the song in. All and all it was a fun gig. We played from 530-7pm, so I was back home and in bed by ten (I get up at 330am for my day job) I hope to post a few more pictures as they surface in social media. There was a photographer there, but I'm not sure when the pictures will be released. This is the one shot I got after getting my gear set up. Yes I know I suck, I'm no Bass Cliff, and I forget to take pictures when I'm working. I was stage right. The Outdoor Ampitheator is a nice venue, located by the major river running through the city. I've played here before, and it's always nice to enjoy the venue. Pro sound, monitor, and lighting is always a nice perk for this job I know a lot here don't always get. Working with pro engineers during a gig is something I consider a privilege, and I never take it lightly. In the background you can see the headlining drum kit on the rolling drum riser. They are nice for quickly striking a stage and getting the next act on quickly. This is a good indicator of the size of the stage. In the summer months there is a good rotation of national acts that play here. There is even a bigger arena about three miles from here, but it seems a lot of acts like this venue. As this was a BBQ event, there were a lot of tables set up that they normally don't have. Here I am trying not to get lost in the song.... You couldn't ask for a nicer evening. Nice temps, blue skies, and pretty flowers. The enticing smell of BBQ filling the nose, and live music filling the ears. And I was in bed by ten pm. That's about as perfect as it gets. We ended up having about 300 people in attendance by the time our set was done, which was a good crowd for a Thursday evening. I will try and post more pictures as they pop up. Thanks for looking.