I’d mentioned in my previous post some concerns I had going into the show as they relate to my feelings about the band over the past few years, and I’ve been meaning to post a follow-up since the show. Probably still will, so I won’t say too much about it here other than that the band totally redeemed themselves in my eyes, and it was a fantastic set. Both bands were top notch.
There is a reason I chose a picture of Cooley. I don’t usually go to shows where I’m thinking, “If the band doesn’t play [insert favorite song title from band’s repertoire] then I’m going to be pissed.” In this case, especially given the admitted chip I had on my shoulder, I was feeling that way about one particular song. And it’s one that Cooley wrote and sings.
From the opening chord, and the thud of the kick drum, I realized that not only were these mofos going to play the song, they were friggin’ opening with it. Words can’t describe how jacked I was, almost to the point of tears (the manliest tears that have ever flowed over a grizzled cheek, mind you). It was awesome. The song is called “Where the Devil Don’t Stay.” You can listen to it here.
I had a great time.
Here is a slideshow of about 20 pictures I took, all with my cell phone, if you are interested.
Photo Finish Friday is the brainchild of writer/blogger Leah J. Utas.