What an awesome weekend! An idea suggested by a pupil in school was to put on a tsunami fund raiser gig. I took it by the horns and dominated my little town. We had 4 bands play. The RipOffs (our band), What The Dead Know , The Nameless (young cover band from school), and Daedalian. The show turned out to be a huge success. As the day went on Saturday, budget subjects (PA cost was reduced, backline we got for less than half price) were being dropped or lowered. It was amazing. Someone who i'm not too close to came in to hear our last 3 songs and said to me the next day "you guys should've headlined!". On the night, the 4 bands PACKED the club at one point, we had almost 200 people in there!. Doesn't sound much, but for one band whove done 2 gigs, our band who arent old enough to gig in the city, and the 2 "main bands" sharing the fanbase, that was exellent. We managed to raise £1050, minus 350 for running costs, bang bang, £700 for DEC Appeal! Several factors made this night rock for me. The owner of the club has basically "hired" me to do this as a monthly event! I saw so many old friends and they all loved us too! The local newspaper absoulutly ditched us to make a cover story on another christian band that were playing that night. HAH! No competition, at all, as long as the heart is there for this cause i dont care who had the biggest event! But we owned the newspaper, thats what rocked! Brian from Daedalian said to me There were many funny odds and sods during the night, one being where me and Kneel from What The Dead Know started pitting to a crap song for a laugh, and nearly got thrown out. haha! Being labelled "a lead guitarist who plays bass!" by our ex-drummer, who then demanded we pay him royalties for our hit Stuck In Democracy since it's been getting airplay and such. heheh. Drummers I feel great, so I felt like sharing. If anyone is interested, you can check out the review Brian from Daedalian and I wrote on our site: www.theripoffs.co.uk rock on fellas! don't think I've got any good pictures, but I'll post them if I do get any!