Thank you, Mr. Bueller, you hit the nail on the head.
As another year turns over and change is in the air, it made me realize just how fast time does fly. It seems like only yesterday, I was selling tickets to Chris Robinson Brotherhood NYE, and getting excited for the upcoming lineup here at The Rocke.
Then I blinked, and 2012 was over. We were toasting TBS and awkwardly kissing total strangers. I was another year older, ten years wiser, and still extremely good-looking.
I decided to reflect a bit on the most memorable shows of the year. And why my job totally fucking rules.
So without further delay, I present to you:
KT's Top Ten Shows of 2012
10. Steve Kimock 7/25/12
9. J Boog 11/23/12
8. Katchafire 6/20/12
7. Donovon Frankenreiter 6/13/12
6. Ozomotli 9/1/12
5. ROME 11/3/12
4. Particle 10/5/12
3. Chadwick Stokes 2/28/12
2. Reverend Horton Heat 8/15/12
1. Fishbone 8/24/12
1. Howlin Rain
2. Greensky Bluegrass
3. The White Buffalo
4. Infamous Stringdusters
Most interesting artist:
2. Clownvis Presley
3. Mickey Avalon
One of the reasons I love what I do, is because I love live music to the very core. It's my heart and soul. Seeing artists I've been a fan of for years and years, perform in this intimate club, right in front of my face...well, there's just nothing better. At every single one of these shows, I was completely enamored by the performance. I was still talking about the show weeks later, and left thinking to myself, "I am the luckiest kid in the world."
The other reason I love what I do, is because of YOU. The music fans. When I get phone calls about an upcoming show, and you ramble on about how "you follow the artist from city to city", or "have been a fan since you were ten"...That stuff makes my day. It never gets old. I love seeing the faces of people when they're front row, getting their socks rocked off. It's the absolute best.
Music fans are the life blood of this company, and the sole reason I get to do this everyday.
So, I just want to take this time to give one GIANT shout out to every single person who went to a show at Saint Rocke in 2012:
I love you guys so much. I mean it, from the bottom of my heart. THANK YOU.
Cheers to a kick ass 2013!!
We'll see you at the next show.