the show wasn't that long because they were playing with a bunch of
other bands too (fighting gravity, ki: theory, etc...) and they had
to leave to play at VMI that night. |
[submitted by Justin]
We took a trip down to Harrisonburg from NoVa on a beautiful Saturday to see emmet play. When we got there, there were a few other bands that we had to wait through before our heroes took the stage. Luckily, one of them was Fighting Gravity, and they (as always) put on a great show. As we sat in the shade, waiting for the band to take the stage, I saw a familiar face throwing a Frisbee standing 5 or so feet from me. As I acknowledged that I knew him by saying, "Hey Derrick!", he turned to me, extended his hand and asked, "Do I know you?". I smiled, and responded, "We're just huge emmet fans" He nodded, thanked me, and returned to throwing the disc to Erik. After persevering through a horrible garage band called The Franklins (who should have stayed in the garage), emmet took the stage. Before the show started, Todd addressed the show they were playing after they were finished in Harrisonburg down at Virginia Military Institute. He said that Erik would fit in because he likes his hair high and tight. Derrick, although he was tough enough, he would be probably get into too much trouble. After the band got a good chuckle out of this, they started playing. In the middle of the show, Todd commented on how many people were there at the show. "Don't you guys have a football game today? And you're here?" After laughing, he came back saying, "As we leave, the whole football team will probably be waiting for us." I shouted, "Todd! You can take him!" Todd replied, "Nah, I'm getting old!" Better, as you gain years, but not old, Todd. Between songs, Derrick was trying to toss drumsticks in the air, alas, his aim wasn't all that great. Luckily, Luke was paying attention, and he caught the first one Derrick missed. The second hit right behind Todd, and Todd turned around, asking, "What's going on back here?" Derrick gave him a quick "I have no idea what you're talking about!" look. When I told Todd after the show that I couldn't remember the last time I had seen emmet play live, he responded that he got a bit of burn playing right into the sun. I suggested he should have had his Sunblock on. I brought a new emmet fan to the show, and as we left that day, he thanked me for turning him on to such a great band. I told him it was my pleasure.
in emmet we trust,
j love, the naugahyde genius, chasing bourbon with beer