Finally me and the boys of SLAVEDRIVER got to return to action for the first time since late September of last year. We took nearly six months off so our drummer could prepare for his third child. Now, for the first time in 2013, we returned to the stage at Ground Zero last Friday. We were joined by RED SERIPH and ABSOULUTE CONVIXTION so the lineup was killer! Unfortunately, the turnout wasn't what we had hoped but that didn't stop us from giving it all we had to enslave those who did come out to show support! We also had our new banner and drum riser to make the stage look like a real band came to play!
After the show, it was our favorite time as musicians: packing up and loading in! That's sarcasm, by the way! By the time we got loaded up and got the equipment dropped off at the band room and I helped Ray drop off the trailer, it was 3 in the morning. At that point I took Tessa home and went back to office to tie up some loose ends for the weekend. By the time I got home, washed my sweaty ass and crawled up into bed, it was 6 am!
I had to get up a few hours later and get my car over to Big O Dodge for a routine oil change. Tessa followed me so I could ride with her to get her car washed and to drop some money we had raised for St. Baldrick's the night before over to Borderlands since I was on their team.
We then went and picked up my car and ran by Family Video to rent a few movies and grabbed some pizza from Hungry Howie's next door and went home! We spent the rest of the day napping, eating pizza, snoozing, watching movies and sleeping! Did I mention we caught a few zzzzzzzz's?!
The next day was St. Baldrick's which actually fell on St. Patrick's Day this year! As I said before, I was on Borderlands Comics' team but I was helping Stoneman from Rock 101 emcee the event so I did not get to shave my head with the rest of the team as can be seen in this photo!
Inspired by all the women that have shaved their heads over the past few years, Tessa has decided to shave next year! And her hair is sooooo pretty!
After the event and my head was finally shaved, Tessa and I met up with other members of our team at Fitzpatrick's where we do our monthly geek trivia for some Irish chow! As we were leaving, I had a guy dying to take my pic with all my festive wear and freshly shaved head so I obliged him!
It was a very exhaustive but great weekend! Thank God I got some sleep on Saturday or I probably wouldn't have made it back this week!