First show

The band I’m in, The Lillian Pearl, had it’s first official show on Saturday. We played at “Woodfest,” which is basically a big party in our drummer’s neighbor’s backyard. They’ve been doing it for a few years now, and they asked us to play for them. I guess about 40 people showed up, so it was an okay turnout for a band no one has heard of. We probably would have had more people show up, but there were a lot of social conflicts going on.

It went okay, I guess. We know these songs pretty well, and we didn’t make any huge mistakes that I could hear. Everyone that we talked to said that the sound was great. The cops showed up after 4-5 songs and asked us to turn down, though.

The next big technical thing to work on will be monitor mixes. We’re using in-ear monitors, and none of us were very happy with our mixes. I couldn’t hear the drums at all, so I pulled out one of my earbuds. It wasn’t ideal, but it worked.

Here’s a pic of the amp backline:

From L to R: my Fryette Sig:X, Maury’s Mesa Triple Rectifier, and Doug’s Ampeg SVT-CL. We faced the amps offstage so that they didn’t bleed into the FOH mix too much. I think it worked pretty well.

Here are some other pics from the show that Jenny took.

We played for a little over an hour. We played mostly covers, but we threw in one original. It was kind of a last minute addition, so we’ll definitely need to finesse it a little bit. I think we’re going to focus more on songwriting for a while. We don’t want to be a cover band, so we need to get busy writing stuff.

It was fun, and hopefully it won’t be too long before the next one.