Sun 4 Mar – Langhorne Slim and The Law
So I went to the venue early so I could talk to Slim before the show, I ended up being the first non-working or band person there, and Jeremy showed up shortly after we both got into the show for free. Showing up early has it’s perks.
Well the opening band was good. However their set was interrupted a few times the poor singer got sick ran off stage in time, but came back thinking his stomach had settled but it had not in fact he ended up projectile vomiting on stage twice, there was no making it to the bathroom or getting help. It wasn’t drunk sick, it was I ate and it did not agree with me sick you could tell he wasn’t feeling well at all but boy did he solider through the rest of his set. Someone got him some ginger-ale and he got through everything it was just way too early in his set to give up and you could tell he wasn’t having that. I tried so hard to stay up there and watch on but it just smelled and I couldn’t handle it. I wanted to be supportive, so that in mind I’m also keeping the band name out of this post because I don’t want the light of a bad situation being the only reason they get some attention.
Also during their set a man unconsciously all of a sudden fell flat on his back and hit his head on the cement floor, Jeremy tried helping the people stabilize him but the guy on staff saw it best to mess with the mans head and let him stand up right after he fell and hit his head. Want to guess what happened next? He fell again, and had a seizure so 911 was called and he was taken care of. This was all happening during the opener, kind of crazy.
Also Pete was there, but no other Avett entourage.
I talked to Jeff the bassist a bit before their set, and waved at the banjo played whom for the life of me I cannot remember his name, he’s awesome and very captivating when he plays his banjo, it’s hard to look away. The set was short and sweet, to the point with a few surprises. We got Mary, Lord, Past Lives, and Song For Sid which stuck with me. He often stopped to soulful ramble in the middle of songs and pointed out someone yawning and told them to stopped them proceeded to yawn a few times while we yelled say yes. Sean of course was cute throwing around hip swivels around from the very beginning, he was in a super playful mood running into the crowd and climbing on the speakers, getting us to sing. I was hoping for the song For A Little While, I didn’t get it but I’ll keep trying you best believe. Jenn and Erica were also at this show with us we all kind of stuck together, Jeremy enjoyed him though he stood further back than us do to his nice giant act, something the giants in the front didn’t think of doing.
So afterwards we all got together and found one another after taking a breather. And waited to talk to Slim and the boys, Erica and Jenn got excited and somethings signed but were distracted because they wanted him to see my painting, he also ended up seeing the Seth one’s as well. He was taken a back which was surprising to me, I was there to fall in joy over him being as amazing as he is and he was more into telling me how amazing I was and that he was honored someone would paint him and he kept going on and about how he loved it. So I asked him to sign it, ask him to right be set free on it and he wrote a little note, a smiley face and some hearts on it while signing it. Personally I’m glad he covered someone the background with his adornment of adorable handwriting. He was just as baffled and blushing as I was and he requested we take lots of pictures even knowing two separate people were taking pictures he kept wanting to take more and he hugged me closer and closer wrapping his arms around me completely!!!! He is such a warm and loving person, I told him about Shawna and he told me to let her know he’s going to try and come her way and to tell her hi for him. Again he kept bringing up the painting he actually showed everyone standing around him it was precious. Because of this I just let him sign it and forgot the rest of the things I had too much excitement was going on and I had Jeff sign the poster Shawna sent me in the mail.
After that we took group pictures of Jeremy, Erica, Jenn, and I and then one with the banjo player because he kind of jumped in and we kind of dragged him in because he is awesome. And we got things together and left.