Rev. Richard Skull
2011-12-18 00:15:22 UTC
the house of Blues.
As I pulled in to teh Venue and was looking for parking, I noticed a
half finished parking garage accross from the SHowboat Casino (where
HoB is located). They had a sign up, "Parking for Project Christmas
Party" and the ground floor of the garage was full of construction
vehicle, Pick-ups, etc. Ow I was driving the Pontiac which I was using
as my work car. Go I pulled in, placed my hard hat and safety vest
conspicuously in view, and walked over ot the Casino. Hoping that my
car would be there when I returned.
Just John from the Church of The Subgenius was talking about having a
meet up. But due to bad communications on my part (I have a Luddite
type phone that does not allow me to to surf the web) I was not able
to arrange a meeting place.
As I walked into the House of Blues Restaurant, looking for the men's
room I saw four guys sitting at a table. It was Bob1, Bob2, Jerry and
Josh. I went up, said hello and asked them if they could sign my
Monkey Portraits Book (which Mark M had already Signed a few years
earlier). Well they all started to look around for a pen, I did not
have one, so I had to settle for a photo of Bob2 holding the book up
while Jerry was caught shoving a fork full of seafood salad into his
I had a light dinner and went upstairs to the entrance. While riding
the escalator up, I saw Mark M. on the opposite one coming down. Gave
a him a quick salute!
Waited at the entrance for about 30 minutes. When the doors opened,
got a good place near the stage. (General Admission was considered the
"Cheap Seats" Bah! Best place to see DEVO!"
The opening act was a Japanese Girl Band call "Triple Nipple" I think
they were one of DEVO notorious Practical Jokes that they have been
known to pull on their audiences. They were wearing diapers, were
topless, but their breasts were covered with that shiny brown shipping
tape. (T was wondering that HAD to have hurt like well when it was
When DEVO finally came out, I soon discovered 2 things about The House
1) Sound System SUCKS!
2) New Jersey Concert goers are jerks.
A few technical problems with the sound, Bob 1 & 2 missed their cues
on "What We Do", Mark knocked one of the keyboards off the stand, Josh
broke a drum head and the Tech changed the snare like a NASCAR Pit
Josh is now as good as Alan Myers ever was. That time he broke his
finger and was forced to play with one hand made him step up his
playing! I understand that's how Alan got his hand speed up back in
"the day", buy playing with one hand.
A with all DEVO Shows, it was too short! The Casino had a free after
party at one of their bars. I went in, looked around and saw I was
surrounded by "Beautiful People", so turned back around and left.