Weekend Gig Report – In Stereo at Club 90 Aug. 29-30, 2008

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   We had a really good time at Club 90 this weekend. It was by far the best gig we’ve played at Club 90. Historically we’ve gotten booked on bad weekends when we play Club 90 and we’ve never really had a great crowd crowd. This weekend was looking like it would be another lame weekend because it was Labor Day Weekend but with gas prices keeping people close to home, we had a good crowd both nights.

   Friday night the crowd had a lot of energy and I think people were ready to celebrate the start of a 3-day weekend. The night started out with people dancing right from the get go and that always makes it easier and more fun to play. We got the crowd going with oldies at the beginning of the night and as the night went on we pulled out our more current and heavier rock songs. We played really well as a band and closed the night out with The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again which really got some people fired up. It’s nice feeling the love from the audience with the compliments and the high-fives. We put a lot of energy into Friday night and were beat by the end of it. I actually did have blisters on my fingers which never happens when I play guitar. I personally played really well and the power at Club 90 was excellent so my guitar amplifier sounded excellent and had incredible response to my playing. It’s funny how important good power is to your sound on the guitar.

   Saturday night the crowd started out a little smaller but the place filled up well as the night went on. The crowd didn’t have as much energy as Friday night but there were some real high points. We filled the floor a lot with the slow songs like Wicked Game and Wonderful Tonight. As the night went on we pulled out our heaviest songs and they went over well. Metallica – Enter Sandman, Nine Inch Nails – Closer and Def Leppard – Rock Of Ages all really got the crowd fired up. We ended with Won’t Get Fooled Again which we played much better than we did on Friday.

   Tom’s daughter Heidi Nedreberg was there both nights and got up and sang with us several times. The crowd responded really well to her and they filled the floor every time she sang. If you’re lucky enough to see Heidi sing Led Zepplin – Rock-N-Roll with In Stereo it’s really something. Heidi sang the song both nights with Saturday being the best of the two performances. It’s nice to have that youthful energy up onstage with us to give the band a little extra life up there.

   So we’ll see what happens with this latest Club 90 show. Historically we only get asked to play there on off weekends when they can’t seem to line up another band. Hopefully we did well enough that we’ll get some more consistent dates there. Time will tell I guess but either way we had a great time and it was nice to finally have a couple good nights at Club 90.

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Author: Live Musician Central

My name is Matt Rushton. I have been playing in bands for 27 years. I've been playing professionally for 21 years. I have opened for Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, Joan Jett, Little River Band, and Quiet Riot.

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