Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's official: I am a pussy

I was out at 2 Kolegas last night for the overdue reappearance of Jaime Welton's heavy metal band Bad Mamasan.

I learn that they have recently completed an expensive upgrade of their sound system. The speaker stacks are now eight feet tall!

The sound there, always good, is now positively AWESOME. But it is also - for a space that size - TOO LOUD. At least, for an old fart like me, dangerously prone to rock'n'roll-induced tinnitus. WAY TOO FUCKING LOUD. I'm going to have to start taking earplugs.

4 comments:

Gary said...

8ft stacks???? For a place that size that's just CRAZY. Would be kinda fun to see it though. I must try to make a trip back this summer.

Froog said...

Hope you do, Gary. I look forward to meeting you at last.

Don't forget to bring your earplugs!

Jaime said...

Oops, that was my fault about the PA, we wanted to relaunch in 2Kolegas but knew the sound system there wasn't gonna be loud enough so we brought one in....Yep, it was Metal loud! thanks for coming!

Jaime

Froog said...

You brought your own speaker stacks??!!

WOW - that's seriously rock'n'roll!! I'm sure the youngsters all loved it, but I was bleeding out of my eardrums by the end!

I know you're working on your own material for the band at the moment, but I really think you ought to add Big Bottom by Spinal Tap to the set.

Oh yeah, and Black Dog, of course. And Doctor! Doctor!. And....

I hope 2K is going to be able to have some outdoor gigs this summer. Then you can really get the Donnington vibe going!