had a show with my band about an hour away. it started out with my bassist picking me up at my house and heading over to our drummers house for a pre show practice as usual. all was going well, we got there set everything up, were ready to play, and then… all hell broke loose. our one guitarist and our drummer decided that we were going to play a song that our bassist didn’t know because he hadn’t had time to practice it with us.
oh, i forgot to mention that this was going to be his last show with us before he moved to florida.
well, he heard this and got angry at the fact that the band doesn’t care about him because they all make decisions without him, and me, for that matter. well he then proceeds to go pack all of his gear up and leave. i felt horrible because i wanted to make this show special for him since it was going to be his last one with us. he had made up his mind though and wasn’t going to change it. he left the venue and the show and we played without him. That was the bad part of the night, the more interesting/funny part of the night is what i will explain next.
we stayed for the rest of the show (which was only 2 more bands) and then got paid some gas money for playing and left. on our way back we were all talking having a good time in our drummers truck and all of a sudden a gopher jumps out right in front of his truck while we are going 80 MPH on the highway. needless to say he tanked the gopher so hard it painted the undercarriage of his truck red with its blood. we were all shocked that it happened initially and then immediately started laughing hysterically at the fact that we were pretty sure we just tanked a suicidal gopher on the highway.
we laughed about that the rest of the way home and finally unloaded everything and headed to our homes. but that was my night. crazy, funny, bad, interesting, and whatever else you would like to call it.