, for all y'all who had lives on Saturday night and didn't join me to see Station I say pashaw
The band was great, the lead singer was great and really, if you've ever been to a show with me, I'm not an easy date. I hate everyone and everything. Kind of like my food reviews...I can find a problem with anything. And yet, the guys were good, the venue was cute and a good time was had by all.
Seriously, next time I post about these crazy kids playing you really should join me. I mean, when I invited you last week, I was hoping they'd be good, but I really didn't know what to expect and braced myself for the worst. I even told that to the bass playing dude that invited me. He's a good guy with a great sense of humor so he gets it when I say things like "I'm so surprised
. You guys are really
good. We're having a great time! I mean, we had an exit strategy and everything and we don't even have to use it!"
If any of you are curious about venue, the Santa Monica Bar & Grill
, wonder no more. Its right across the street from Stitches from the Heart
, and 1/2 block east of Trader Joe's (for those of you not familiar with Stitches
from the Heart) on Pico
. The outside isn't much as every one of us at our table had passed it about a thousand times in our travels and never noticed it. But, the inside is oddly nice...high ceilings, wood bar, booths
around the sides, tables in the middle and high bar tables, well, by the bar. In addition, they have a room to the side where you can easily hear the music but can seat a party of at least 20 for appetisers and drinks. (A mental note I took and oddly still remember.)
The food was good (we ordered various appetisers
) and well-priced. The drinks...well...they were a little on the light side. Of course
they were reasonably priced but still, they were not poured, ehm
, liberally shall we say. They were about as weak as I've had in years. And, I don't mean to complain, but I don't want to send all of you over there to come back and complain that the drinks are suitable for the 4 year olds
running around the place. Speaking of, this show lived up to the "all ages" advertisement
. We had a wee baby in the audience, a few 3 year olds
, the majority of kids at my age and then a few a bit older. Good people watching as the night wore on.
But yeah, they were Station and they were good.