“This is the end, beautiful friend. This is the end, my only friend the end. Of our elaborate plans, the end. No safety or surprise, the end. I’ll never look into your eyes….again”. Yes I know that using The Doors seminal tune is a little bit on the dramatic side but let’s face it, the ending of a band is something that no one should take lightly especially when you realize that we are talking about Tragedy, the All-Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees. It was sad news but indeed true and the band would be calling it a career down at The Bowery Ballroom and be joined by The Blondest, Les Sans Culottes and The Upper Crust. It was bound to be an exciting and very interesting night of music and since the rain had started to come down upon the city, I could think of no better way to avoid the storm outside than by braving the musical hurricane that would be happening at the venue.
Venue: Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: The Upper Crust, Les Sans Culottes, The Blondest
Label: Independent Artist
The weather was proving to be dismal today and it was a total reflection of the foul mood that I had been put into by W.A.S.P.’s Blackie Lawless who canceled last night’s performance of the band based on a disagreement with the venue over 50 VIP tickets that he was not aware of or gave permission about. Having looked forward to that particular show in my March Metal Madness roster of events I was rightfully pissed off since it was a sold out show and cancelled instead of being worked out so this evening was going to really need to pull out all the stops in order to get me back into the proper frame of Metal mind. I knew just the way to do it and that was to make sure I attended the final performance of Tragedy, the All Metal Tribute to The Bee Gees and yes, I did say “final performance” as the band had decided to part ways and this show at the Bowery Ballroom tonight would be the very last gig. It seemed to be an interesting evening from beginning to end and it would all start with a tribute to Blondie, give us a little French cuisine and then rock us with a little bit of pomp and circumstance before the Tragedy guys and their massive company of players took to the stage. Knowing this was a loaded event I made sure to arrive in time to see everyone and here is how the night took place.
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