Monday, February 02, 2009

Wrap up from night 2 of Raleigh Undercover

Night two wasn't as crazy packed as night one at Tir na Nog, and that's a good thing. As much as I loved knowing the Beehive was getting a nice donation, having that many people packed into such a small space made the night almost unbearable. Saturday was still crowded, and all the bands did a great job. I was particularly impressed with The T's version of Bryan Adams. That's what the Undercover is all about for me: A band covering someone totally unexpected and having a great time with it.

Unfortunately, I still heard a bit of grumbling here and there about how the Undercover "wasn't the same" as it was at Kings. They're right. It wasn't the same.

It was better.

I know I'm going to get a bunch of messages from folks about how I've insulted them personally or disrespected Kings. This isn't directed at any person in particular. It's directed at a mindset that needs to stop. I'd like to compare this mindset to someone whose lover has left them, and absolutely refuses to even look at someone new because they're convinced their ex will one day come back. If Kings ever does reopen, I will gladly go and support them. But that's not going to stop me from going out now to other clubs, and supporting great things those clubs are doing.

: My youtube account has been permanently disabled, which means you can't get to any of my videos online! Not sure what I'm going to do next.


Anonymous said...

you forgot a band. can you not count to five? take the thumb outcha yer azz and maybe you could.

Karen A. Mann said...

I didn't forget them. I just didn't find them worthy of recording.

Anonymous said...

From where I was sitting, I think there were about 300 people there that night that sounded like they would disagree with you. Well, I guess not not everyone can have the refined taste of a "multi-media journalist."