Things were starting to slow to a crawl; Paul was in Scotland, and we were still looking for a bassist for the lineup. In other words, we had a lot of downtime.
One of the requests we got was from Ron Carpio of metal band Corporal Punishment. I had been previously introduced to Ron and C.P. from a mutual friend. He was looking to put on a show and needed some openers for the booking.
At that time Paul was coming back to visit, so I accepted the gig assuming that there would be diversity of musical genres performing that night.
Boy was I wrong…
Combine this with the fact I inadvertently spilled 3 quarters of my drink on myself before the show. At that point of time, our outlook on the show instantly shifted from ‘I’m nervous but we’re going to try our best’ to ‘F**k it! We don’t care! Get us on the stage!’
If there were any message or point to this story I believe it would be that sometimes it’s the gigs that don’t matter that can show you what you’re really capable of doing.
At the end of our set we stayed and watched some of the bands but left cause it wasn’t our scene.
It’s just another footnote on the road of music.
Matthew Di Leo
Searching For Kim, Lead Vox