Firstly, thanks to everyone who bought tickets and came out to support Jagged Spiral last Sunday in the 2009 Battle of the Bands. We had a great time, and hope you did too.
I just found out the winner of the battle ended up being The Company Don’t trust the songs on their myspace, they put a lot of Energy and Fun into their set.
I got to speak to them at the battle of the bands (as they were tearing down and we were setting up) .
“Thanks alot,” I said wryly. “You guys coulda sucked!”
But Xtna put it into perspective for me. I said, “How can we compete with that? Those guys were great!”
She looked at me sternly and said, “Your job is not to beat them, your job right now is to go up there and Scare the Children.”
So we did. I’d say we decimated all other bands that night on several levels. The Richter Scale would be one of them. A spiritual scale would be another one. I guarantee you some of the fans of The Company are still huddled under the stairs, shivering with fear. And Jagged Spiral drank more than the other bands and their fans combined. (…mostly because they weren’t old enough to drink.)
But we couldn’t beat them in ticket sales. Ah well, like Sun Tzu says; choose your battles.
Thanks to Mark, Tony and Justin from SBI for showing up and supporting the Spiral, and thanks to Kim, Nancy, James, Teresa, Dan, Boog, Fast Eddie, The Fox, Jess, Jenn, Xtna and anyone else who made it or bought a ticket for the show (Saveau reported that he was present at the show in spirit, and from the symptoms he described, no one would have wanted him physically present…)