WEEKLY GUPDATE – A Thorough Rocking…
We thank you for rocking and rolling with us this past weekend. You made it awesome and had the time of your life, as did we – three nights of non-stop marathon rock. It doesn’t get much better than that.
We rocked Jitters Rock Club in Whitewater WI on Thursday 4/22. Even though it was all-ages, “straight-edge,” and PI-free, those coeds still really know how to bring the party. Congratulations to our two prize winners (of a GUPPY EFFECT t-shirt and a Cactus Joe “Inspirado” CD). We’ll be giving away free stuff at every show from now on until we run out of stuff. So if you want a chance to score a GUPPY EFFECT band t-shirt or women’s thong for nothing, come to a show soon.
On Friday 4/23 we rocked Mitchell’s Pub in Whitewater WI for the WSUW 91.7 FM (“The Edge!”) Fund Drive (“fundrive”) and also Ashley Haan’s 21st birthday party. Her rite de passage (i.e., drinking heavily with society’s blessing) actually took place on Thursday, but we rocked her party Friday because that’s when we were scheduled to play. Congrats to the Friday night prize winner too (she got a GUPPY EFFECT thong and wore it proudly all night!).
On Saturday 4/24 we could not have asked for a finer showing of rock-n-roll music lovers than the one we got at Up North Bar in Madison WI. We had been looking forward to blowing minds at this show for weeks. I even ritualistically shaved my head in preparation for the event. I looked HOT! But hubris aside, we had a great time and Al “Bring the Thunder” Calderon was even able to bring the thunder QUIETLY on his drums, which was cool, and resulted in fewer splintered drum sticks. The Hotel Ruby Marie sits right above the Up North Bar and that’s why we had to play somewhat softly and also quit by 11 PM. It still raged, and we were somewhat glad to get a relatively “early” night after three nights of marathon rocking. I think we got about 100 new people added to our fan list in three days – we won’t disappoint you newbies! We love you!
Even with the non-stop rock, we still managed to have a productive band practice on Sunday afternoon and iron out a few things. That’s what I love about this band – they still want to have band practice on the regularly scheduled day and time, even if it comes after three back-to-back live shows where we pretty much played all our songs in front of people. I have never experienced such devotion to “the rocking,” and it pleases me.
We’ll see you at our next show! (…which is May 1 at 1850s Inn, Juneau WI…)
We love you!
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