May 11, 2006

Olly - Gomez Near Death Experience!!!


So before last night's show we went to a friends for a Bar-B- get the drift and on route back to the venue a storm came in from was absolutely slashing it down. We were merrily razzing along listening to some toons, when from nowhere BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! Lightning struck about 30 ft from the car! All we saw were some flames and heard what sounded like a humongous explosion....wish I could've witnessed all our expressions....absolute terror, fear and amusement in one go. Hell, shit, dam, shit, hell yeah! None of us had ever seen lightning strike before....probably never will. So there you have it.

P.S. What's with the rain over in the's worse than England! It's been raining for 24 freakin' hours cheesus!

Rock on Chicago!



Blogger bazhighbury said...

Glad yo're are still in one piece to put on what will be an amazing show tonight. Can't wait to hear the fantastic new album in the flesh.

6:19 PM  
Blogger jacinta said...

maybe it was mother nature trying to give you guys MORE edge-hold nothing back on this new tour-you never know what gig could be your last....OoOoOo...hehe. ~Jx

7:47 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Pop said...

I did that.. just a warning to keep you on your toes..

8:08 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I was at the Pontiac show last night and you guys absolutely positively rocked the hell out of that place! My friend and I were psyched to finally see you guys live and it was unreal. I havent rocked that hard since that Neil Diamond show last fall. Er........

Thanks for the arse kicking.

9:43 PM  
Blogger jefe13 said...

I'm sick of the rain, too, Olly. It's driving me nuts. I'd like one warm day. Just one. Dammit. Cold. Rain. Isn't this May? What happened to April showers? Good thing we're all heading underground Saturday! Bring your scuba gear!

12:10 AM  
Blogger capedcrusader said...

I had a similar lightning experience back in elementary school, and it pretty much made me jump outta my skin, quite the unnecessary rush. Anywho, saw you guys in Cincinnati and it was one of the most amazing live performances i've ever seen. The new cd is spectacular to say the least. Thanks for all the great tunes guys, you are truly one of a kind. Olly, keep tearin' up those drums!! - rob

7:48 AM  
Blogger sharon said...

Clearly the lightening strike was a foreshadowing of something AMAZING performance at the Vic and what will no doubt be a life-altering cross-over album release. Are you guys really ready for this wild ride? The fame and acclaim you have been pursuing will be yours. Truly, we told Blackie's fiance (yup-we got to meet her on the floor -lovely and amazing!) that we would not rest until we see you on the cover of The Rolling Stones! If there is any justice in the universe - it is imminent! We LOVE your music and have been told by enough people who have had the privilege of actually meeting you all that you are wonderfully accessible,normal (albeit gifted), unpretentious, decent fellows - that of course just makes us LOVE your music that much more!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful show last night and for singularly elevating our whole experience of music! We are grateful!

9:48 AM  
Blogger katitious said...

Like someone said earlier, must've been a sign that you'd rock the Vic!

Great show, definitely worth the hike through the cold rain. And all the new songs were great!

I'll miss you guys at Wakarusa, but that show will hold me over until next time ;)

12:40 PM  
Blogger AnaraneSeragone said...

Hey guys--The weather is pretty nice here in Georgia (hint, hint)!! Sunshiney with big fluffy clouds and warm with a slight cool breeze...Trust me, you are welcome back ANY time!!! :)

1:10 PM  
Blogger Paulie_Walnuts said...

Gentlmen, welcome to cold, wet, dreary Minnesota. Sorry we couldn't arrange for at least halfway decent weather here in Minneapolis. That said it could minus 20 out, and I'd still be fired up for tonight. Can't wait to finally see you guys live!

1:24 PM  
Blogger InLimb0 said...

That shit is bananas.

7:33 PM  
Blogger vanillagrrl said...

Yeah, bananas, that shit. What he said. But I see a big fat orange moon and skies clearing and heating up around Boulder for you lucky band of fools. And a little rain's got to be better than the freaking dead of winter, no? Aren't you hardy Brits used to that sort of thing? "Bunch of whinging pop stars," as Bono once said. Ooof! Soul check! Or was that a slip of the tongue, when what I really meant to say was, Please, you lovely band, will you play Soul Kitchen just for me? [twinkle twinkle, grin]

11:56 PM  
Blogger amypriya said...

olly, that was god's way of auditioning to be in your rhythm section. and i'm just as baffled by the crappy weather as you guys.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

^ Just had an awesome mentle image of Jesus on the bongos...

7:58 AM  

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