This week's blog entry comes to you from on the road; Paul and I are currently in Concord, New Hampshire for our third of four TMBG shows in four nights from September 8-11. Our TMBG weekend has been going pretty well so far. Anyway, here's a shirt from Union County MusicFest '05, which happened at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, NJ on September 17, just over six years ago. Tomorrow is, of course the tenth anniversary of that dreadful day in history that changed our lives forever. While visiting Echo Lake Park we took a look at their respectful 9/11 memorial, which consists of two metal beams recovered from the wreckage, mounted upright to represent the fallen towers.
We saw Spiraling and The Smithereens open the show. I recall that it rained for a little while near the beginning of TMBG's set, but They pulled their gear back a little bit more under the stage awning and played though. There were a couple of annoying teenage girls that obviously came to the show for Joan Jett, but insisted on squeezing into the front row with us during They, and proceeded to talk to each other throughout the show. We went home and left them to it before headlining Jett took the stage. Good times!