What was this about relaxing on the last weekend of a holiday? Nonsense, that’s what it was. We’ve been busy — actually Brad’s been busy and we tried to help him (more on that in a few), but we still managed to get the show out … albeit, a few days late. Sorry.
Massive night at our GigLive @ BonBon — ask any of the 400+ that came, we’re quite sure we don’t need to be elitisty anymore about how much fun 88 kuai all-you-can-drink plus 3 local underground bands each Wednesday can be.
We do, however, want to include a joke (of sorts) someone (name unknown) sent us:
Q: “How many GigShanghai-ers does it take to change a lightbulb?”
A: “You mean you don’t know?”
… point taken.
Loads to do this weekend (when you’re not waiting in line for some ridiculous F1 party) — it’s all in the show:
Now, here’s why we’re tired: GigShanghai co-founder/owner/Chinese-speaking presenter Brad recently took over Live Bar and after 138 headaches caused by hiring locally, he decided to renovate the thing himself. Enlisting help from local web-celeb John Pasden and wanna-be celeb Aric Queen he promised that tonight’s show (Mad Mushroom Brigade and Zhou Chao), despite what Live Bar looked like at 2:33pm today …
… will go on. And what is a warehouse indie rock show without some hipster getting paint on his shirt-tucked-into-his-belt-buckle?
So support him (meaning: spend 23 RMB on a taxi), and the scene — the reopening of any music venue (as opposed to the latter that we keep hearing and reading about) is a big deal — and one done from a good ole’ boy from Austin is all the more reason.
See you next week.