I love Halloween.
Every year, I try to think of fun costumes and I have a rule about never repeating ideas. Last night, Pretty Boy Floyd played a "Halloween" party right here in Dayton, Ohio.
Of course, about five people wore costumes including me, Eric, and Heather. Adults who attend Halloween parties and refuse to dress-up are just lame. There is nothing shameful about having some fun one night a year.
Anyway, instead of going as individuals we dressed as a theme: "Catholic Mockery." In addition to our fabulous ensembles, some guy dressed as a penguin, and a couple bartenders decided to show up to work naked. The penguin won the costume contest.
So, there was no one in the club at all last night to see Pretty Boy Floyd. Time kept on ticking, ticking, ticking into the future and still no one came. I suppose everyone was at other Halloween parties, but I had high hopes for last night. That should have been my first clue: whenever I have high hopes, the evening usually goes down the toilet.
The other day, I interviewed Pretty Boy Floyd bassist Mikki Twist over the phone. Right after that conversation, he asked me to interview Steve "Sex" Summers at the show. Those interviews will post later this week on Bring Back Glam!
My conversation with Steve Summers was just alright. He wasn't very forthcoming with his answers. To his defense, it was exceptionally loud in the back room - er, closet - we were shoved into.
During the show, Pretty Boy Floyd performed:
Your Momma Won't Know
Toast of the Town
Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz
Rock n' Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night On Fire)
I Wanna Be With You
Rock n' Roll Outlaws
Live Hard, Live Fast
The performance wasn't spectacular but I'll cut Scotti D (drums), Mikki Twist (bass) and Davey Lister (guitar) some slack: they had just learned about the death of a good friend, Pat Bush. I believe he played bass for Virginia- based Twist of Faite. During "Wild Angels" crazy Scotti cried and that was more than a little disarming. I didn't appreciate the negative comments from Steve Summers. Spewing from the stage is both unnecessary and unprofessional. I understand it was probably lame to play for 19 people. Still, all 19 of us paid our cover and expected a good show.
Just reading the set list, you can see the show wasn't very long. The list taken from the stage actually indicates Pretty Boy Floyd planned on ending with "Talk Dirty to Me." Instead, all the band members just sort of wandered off the stage after "Junkie Girl." It was during this song that Kenny Ozz of Drugstore Valentine took the stage to sing with the band. This seemed to make him awfully happy. While it was nice watching a familiar face on stage, it was an odd way to end a show. Then again, the entire night was just...odd.