Sunday, October 15, 2006

One day you're nobody ,the next day you're on top o'the world ma !!!

























Sat Oct 14th photo's courtesy of Kirk Mason semi-official photo guy ;)
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/MusicMan515/Wholigans-Bike%20Fest%2010-14-06/.

I've tried uploading more images here but my flippin ' 2000windows Me' gives me a hard time, I guess it's time for a new dell huh :\



We played Friday Oct 13th at a local watering hole for a lot of mean ass just out of prison type characters and strippers on crack and a few die hard Who/Wholigan fans.
Nobody clapped apart from the small % of wholigans.
Lets just say Friday the 13th lived up to it's reputation as a bad..really BAD day.
The owner told us we suck and we would never be back (like we want to go back to hell!) and he tried hard to start a fight and have security kick our butts, but we kept our mouth shut,
got paid (just) It helps when your agent/manager is 6ft 5 and 250lbs !
but then we got the hell out of dodge!!!
We have never been treated with such disrespect in 25 years.....EVER !
This is not the end of the story....stay tuned. ...there is soooooooooooooo much more !

As for Saturday the 14th, it was f'n magic in New port richey Florida for an estimated few thousand crowd, although the total estimate turnout for the day I was told was 40,000 people !!!
We opened for Blue Oyster Cult whom I met and were very nice guys, and Buck Dharma came up to me and told me we rocked which was cool, but to be honest I didn't know who the hell he was until he introduced himself.
B.O.C's management however were a different story, we were told at one point to play longer so I added Naked eye close the end of the set and was planning on playing Won't get fooled again then my generation to finish, but then during Naked Eye we were told to play only one more and that was it.

Our agent/manager really wanted us to play my gen and smash ,so I had to cut WGFA(which we've never done)
So we start MY GEN and within the first few bars BOC's management tells our guy that we have to stop playing immediatly or BOC was going to cancel and leave (because they (the management)knew we were going to smash)
Our manager and our roadie tell them NO F'N WAY! ...so we play the song anyway and smash the hell out of the guitar and drums and the crowd ate it up, we absolutely destroyed the stage.

Now no disrespect to BOC but there was no way we were going to stop in the middle of MY GEN, and we weren't trying to steal the show , we were just doing what we always do and I think the BOC management was just a bit power crazy.
BOC band members watched us from side stage and complimented us afterwards and were really nice so obviously the problem didn't stem from them.
Apart from that debacle the show was greeeaaat!

BOC although I was not too familiar with a lot of their material, I did know 'godzilla' 'don't fear the reaper' and a couple of others.
They were really tight and Buck is a great guitarist and the show was excellent.

I have some photo's which I'll post eventually, but for now here is our setlist.

THE REAL ME
DROWNED
5.15
I’M ONE
WHO ARE YOU
BEHIND BLUE EYES
THE SEEKER
I CAN’T EXPLAIN
SUBSTITUTE
HAPPY JACK
BABA O’RILEY
LOVE REIGN O’ER ME
MAGIC BUS
SQUEEZE BOX
SUMMERTIME BLUES
SHAKIN ALL OVER (inc roadrunner/join together/my generation blues)
LONG LIVE ROCK
A QUICK ONE
Tommy
OVERTURE
SPARKS
ACID QUEEN
PINBALL WIZARD
I’M FREE
WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
SEE ME FEEL ME/LISTENING TO YOU
NAKED EYE
MY GENERATION

2 comments:

Sara said...

Wish I had a private jet so I can folow you everywhere like in ALMOST FAMOUS! :-)

Moho said...

Hello from spain
http://espaciobasura.blogspot.com/

TV show 'The Spot' featuring The Wholigans 2005 (scroll to the right for more or just push play)
Mute The Wholigans 'Playlist.com' player (above) before playing these video's
These video's will play back to back for at least 3 hours
ONCE A WHOLIGAN, ALWAYS A WHOLIGAN
TheWholiganswebsite
WE ARE ALL WHOLIGANS