I think it was around 300 chicken breasts, 50 garden burgers, and 40 beef burgers. It was hard to tell because I was just staring at the grill and didn't notice the bulk of the 6,000 or so attendees looking for dinner. I have found all new respect for short-order chefs.
I got a chance to check out the event and, well, I'm glad I didn't pay $30 for it. The whole event is pretty much like Old Country Buffet for alcoholics. They had Michelob, Budweiser, and
Empire Brewing Company
(300 State St.)
beers, and I think Genesee was there too. For food, there were burgers, garden burgers, chicken, and pizza. Oddly, though, there was no caffeine to be found—Jone's Soda provided their product which didn't even include a cola product. Hmm.
The bands consisted of popular locals who played mostly covers of popular songs. I guess that's why there were 6,000-ish people there instead of 600-ish. A lot of people like poplular songs ... and let me add that it's dark at night because the sun isn't in the sky and other obvious statements. Really, though, I think people would like a lot of the original music local bands play, but it's just through sheer repetition that the popular music today is popular. Give the local stuff a bit more radio play and people can sing along too.
See, like when I saw
on Tuesday night. I had that stupid "Hellish Nightmare" chorus stuck in my head all night and couldn't sleep. Nothing like taking sleeping pills at 2 in the morning when you've got to get up in 3 hours. Thank goodness there weren't cool bands to go see Wednesday night or else all the caffeine in the world wouldn't save me.
But the point is that I've gotten to the point that I get local bands songs stuck in my head. Not every band cranks out easy-to-digest stuff like Barenaked Ladies does, but there's quite a bit out there.
All you've got to do is drop $5 for a show three or four times a week for a couple years and you'll have a half-dozen or so songs you can remember. And you can rest assured that the thousands of dollars you shell out mostly make it to the bands so they can buy guitars and other band stuff like shots of J.D., cigarettes, pot, cocaine, and ecstasy. Why would you want to line the coffers of some rich corporation with a couple hundred bucks you spent on CD's at
The Dryden Theater
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
will be showing
starting at 8.
When the island home of a couple is invaded by troops in a civil war, all the morality and dignity they had constructed through social structures collapses.
(50 Chestnut St.)
is even-paced jazz-oriented rock with
starting around 9:30 p.m.
(875 Monroe Ave.)
starting around 10:30 p.m. is the awesome rock band
Eddie Nebula and the Plague
with punk band
I wonder if they've got any new stuff since they haven't been playing out in a while ...
Tonight from 8 to 10 is an
Open-Mic Comedy Night
(389 Gregory St.)
While once it was a workshop type of environment, it's now more-or-less a regular open mic ... by default it's still a place to try out new stuff.
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