BOOM! All of a sudden it's winter. Snow is coming down like there's no tomorrow and you're too afraid to get up in the morning to face the cold, cold world. What do you do? Find a thick sweater, cozy pijamas and socks and make your way down to the kitchen for breakfast: your favourite (and the most important) meal of the day. But......there's no food in the fridge, cause you forgot to do groceries. Which also means you have no coffee.... you're clearly having a bad day, and thinking you're about to have a really bad winter.
However, there's a glimpse of hope on the horizon. You've recently discovered a band a few months ago called "Gravelines". You can almost hear their music when you think of that show. Your mind was blown away by their unforgettable sound, yet you put it on the back burner and "sort of" forgot due to your chaotic work/student life.
But you didn't forget. When you look up their name on the Internet, you find their website www.thegravelines.com and it leads you to a magical place where all their music is layed out perfectly for you, as if it actually was layed out perfectly JUST for you. It seems like a dream when you press "play" on their first track as you re-experience that rush of adrenaline drilling into the core of your being. It's nearly impossible to not sign up to their mailing list because you can't resist the urge to be the first to hear a new release, or find out when their next show is. Your new favourite band. "I wonder if they have any shows in Ottawa soon?!"
As you continue searching through their website, you come upon their "upcoming events" page and see that they are infact playing in Ottawa at a small russian-themed venue called "Avant-Garde Bar". You think to yourself " Oh. My. God. My favourite band is playing at one of my favourite venues in the city. I have to go. I have to bring all my cool friends and get as many people to come because I want everyone to experience this band's incredible sound and witness their mind-boggling performance."
You double check the date of the show "Saturday November 25th", write it on your physical calendar AND your phone's calendar. You text your friends so they don't forget and let your boss know that you are taking the night of the 25th OFF to go see an amazing band.
Sure, you'll be losing a night shift's pay, and paying $10 at the door to get in, but you've already planned ahead and saved a few bucks to compensate for the "loss".
When the night finally arrives, you are so excited you can't keep cool. That's when you remember you signed up to their mailing list and received all their songs as free download to your computer and/or phone.
So you spend the rest of the evening listening to all their tracks before the show. Now that's a fan.
........................... PART 2/2 on NOVEMBER 25th at AVANT-GARDE BAR with TRANSIT LAKE and PIN UP (MTL)