econoline crush – st catherines

Econoline Crush, one of my fav bands, announced a tour with their 3 track EP, and of course my luck, initially I couldn’t attend any of the shows. Conflicts with work, then conflicts with a perfect circle, I was totally bummed I wouldn’t get to see any of the shows. Then they announced St Catherines a week before the show, on a day off, awesome! So I headed up with Joe and a friend of his also named Sara. We got there pretty early, and no one was there, and they venue didn’t have the guest list so we couldn’t get in at 8 with the doors. It was ok, because we went and had some beers at a bar next door, and listened to the openers from that bar’s patio outside. We were sorta glad we were outside, it was loud and…eh. After the 2nd band, even though EC still wasn’t there, we checked on the guest list again and were able to get in. Unfortunately, there were only about 50 people there 🙁 Wish there had been a better turn out, but I don’t know if it really got advertised at all in the week between the booking and the show. Oh well.

Econoline was great as always. It’s been a long time since the last show at Lee’s Palace, and of course even longer since the “Summer of Econoline” and they still have it. Trevor sounds as good as ever, can still hit all the notes, and the songs live are all fantastic – loud, heavy, electronic, awesome. Plus I got to see one of my top 5 songs ever, “Razorblades and Bandaids” for only the 2nd time. It was amazing of course. 🙂

Grabbed a setlist and pick from Robbie

Home
Blunt
Dirty
Hole in my Heart
Get Out Of The Way
All That You Are
Thorn
Sparkle and Shine
I’m Afraid
Surefire
You Don’t Know What It’s Like
Burnt
Wicked
Razorblades and Bandaids

The band hung out after at the merch table (got a rocking long sleeve hooded shirt i can’t wait to wear in cool weather) signing and pics and all that. Got to meet the “new guys” since the last time we saw them, all very nice. (Just realized they didn’t play anything from Brand New History…) It was great to see them again, and wish I could go to their show tomorrow but APC calls.

I feel like I’m “on tour” again, show today, APC tomorrow in Detroit, U2 on Monday in Toronto, Kid Rock at Darien on Wed, then 2 Tea Party shows the following week (and I totally can’t wait to see the tea again).

econoline!!

tonight was econoline crush at lee’s palace in toronto with heather, joe and mary. it had been too too long, 6 years we figured out, since the last time we saw them play before they “broke up”. so much fun, as their shows always were. trevor is such a great frontman, and he has the most crowd interaction of any band i’ve ever seen. he looked very happy, having a great time. there was a meet and greet after the show, and i think it’s pretty incredible how he remembers us from so long ago, and always treats us really great. he had a little rant during the show, about how bands get screwed by record companies, and managers, and promoters, etc etc etc, and it reminded me of what trent had been talking about recently in australia. it was amusing. trevor also said there’d be a new album in the fall. exciting hehe. on the way home we wondered what it might sound like, hoping it goes back to the more edgy roots of the earlier albums instead of the pop-y sound of “Brand new history”. we’ll see. finally bought the purge cd, it was only 10$ and you can’t find it anywhere. had something to sign at the m&g.

setlist was pretty great. lots of affliction songs, which sounded great. the new guitarist uses a bow on the guitar for “nowhere now”. the songs sounded a bit different compared to how ziggy would play them. and the guitarist looked really familiar – but we decided he reminded us of the original singer from drowning pool, and the singer of smash mouth. one bad thing….the set list was taped to the wall so we saw it as soon as we got there…and the closing song was razorblades and bandaids. YES!!! except, AGAIN, just like the shows 6 years ago, for whatever reason they didn’t play it. grrrrrrrrrrr. i was gonna yell at trevor about it, but then when we were talking he was just too cute, and friendly for me to yell hehe. i’ll have to do it on myspace. right after the show started this kid jumps in front of us…k we were at the front, but there’s no gap for a barrier, there’s just the stage…and it’s tall. so we had stepped back to see better, and he jumps in front of us. whatever. except he was a fucking spaz, totally going nuts. this was not normal “rocking out”…i was seriously defending myself from a black eye or getting teeth knocked out. and had he done it, he would have lost a ball or two. on top of that he smelled…that “havent washed my hair in a month” greasy smell. barf. eventually he left for a beer and we didn’t let him back in front of us. then waiting to talk to trevor, he cuts in front of us… and i yelled YOU CUT IN FRONT OF US DURING THE SHOW AND YOU’RE DOING IT AGAIN WHAT THE FUCK! but he wasn’t paying attention to me. grrr.

Nowhere Now
Surefire (though i have no memory of hearing it, maybe they skipped it?)
Home
Cruel World
Sparkle and Shine
Make It Right
Hollowman
You Don’t Know What It’s Like
The Devil You Know
All That You Are
Burnt
Wicked
TDM
Blunt
Razorblades and Bandaids

hopefully the first of many more to come.

(this new DVR commercial on tv has all these local buffalo celebs talking about what they watch on tv…including rob ray saying that he hates hockey hahahahahhahah)

Econoline Crush at the Evening Star

well tonight (er last night i guess lol) was the econoline show. i think this was the biggest stretch of time this year between EC shows..it was weird because i had forgotten how happy they make me. so it was really cool seeing them again. didn’t talk to them at all really. saw trevor, said hi, shook hands, but that was it. the show was at a really crappy bar in a crappy hotel on the blvd. got there around 6… joe had just gotten back from taking trevor to the mall LOL…yeah. he took Trevor to the mall. then we went inside and sat at the bar for 2 hrs. doors were at 8, we ended up on the guest list even tho dan wasn’t there…trevor got 5 of us in. THANKS TREVOR! anyway…there were 2 opening bands… Lucid and um..i forget the other bands name… Mudmen…anyway. it was Lucid’s first show ever…but they seemed way too professional to have never played together live before..whatever. the Mudmen were…interesting. they had 2 huge ogre fat men playing bag pipes…then their sound was kinda punkish, kinda hard…i can only say interesting. since the show was at this bar, the stage was only 2 feet off the ground, no barrier. so we were standing there against the stage. it was like, if i had gotten pushed i would have been on stage. it was really weird to be THAT close…cuz i was really selfconscious about what i was doing, and it was hard to do any of the whole arm waving, clapping, etc kind of thing without hitting the singer LOL…ANYWAY…the mudmen singer, he was kinda cute…and like twice he was singing at me. no lie, this isn’t one of those “omg he looked at me” kind of things. this is like, 2 times, he kinda stooped down and stared right at me and sang…it was strange, cuz like i didn’t know what to do. it wasn’t like i knew the band, and could sing along and have a “moment” with the singer…so i kinda just laffed at him LOL. the 2nd time i saw adrienne lean over and look at me while the singer dude was singing at me. but yeah, they were interesting.

EC was great as always. FINALLY PLAYED A FULL SET! lol…16 songs i think. yeah…no razorblades  but it was good… played home, and riverside, and all the songs i would have wanted to hear besides razorblades and the songs that i know they’d never in a million years play (stuff off affliction)…yeah trevor’s crotch was right at face level the entire time…not complaining LOL but kinda awkward sometimes. it was weird being so close. johnny and mark had sparkles all over them, it was cute lol…anyway, good show as always. happy happy

Econoline Crush at Playdium

econoline crush -playdium -missassaugua, ontario – august 2, 2001

thanks to dan and joe again.

Joe invited me as part of his guest list allowance to go to the show. so of course i wasn’t going to pass that up. we went up there with 2 of his friends, got a bit lost, found it eventually. the playdium is like a big fun center. there’s mini golf and gokarts and stuff.

So we found the bus and Dan was outside so we talked to him for a big, johnny came out to say hi, got a hug, talked a bit. they left to get ready for the show, we went inside during smoother. Smoother i guess is from Hamilton. They were really young. not bad, but not my thing.

now i was supposed to meet heather at the show, by the bathrooms, at 8:45 because Dan had initially said they were playing around 9. Well i didn’t find any bathrooms, and they went on around 8:15. Not good. So i tried to look for her during smoother, and during EC and after but never found her.

The show was good, except it was too hot, and this fucknut kid messed everything up. They were supposed to do 16 songs, they did 11. After Wicked they left the stage, and this kid came out onstage and did his thing about thanks to these ppl and the playdium and that EC would be signing autos at the booth in 5 min. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO AN ENCORE U RETARD! So he totally fucked things up and ruined the end of the show, which was the best part of the set. I got Trevor’s setlist from the roadie. here it is

sparkle and shine surefire
sinking
you don’t know what it’s like
flamethrower
all that you are
trash
my salvation
make it right
tdm
wicked
encore that wasn’t played:
by the riverside
the devil you know
home
burnt
may i go

they never play burnt! grrrr so we were pissed about that. in the crowd we were standing with a couple of other people we know from buffalo, and some other ppl who are always on the guest list. We were all waiting for the encore, and were like wtf…

so after they did the autograph thing, and me and Joe waited around in there looking for heather, but then we got kicked out by security. So we went back to the bus and sat on the curb there. a few other kids showed up at the bus and we talked to them. EC came back changed, came out and did their thing with the fans. took a few pictures of this kid from kitchener and various band members, Joe and trevor and me and Dan only 6 pics tho so won’t be developed for a while. The band was pissed about the fucked up encore thing, and the kid who did it was there and apologized to them and felt really bad. BUT SO WHAT U RUINED THE REST OF THE SHOW! grrrr. but yeah, we hung around and talked to Johnny for a while more, more hugs, then they had to leave cuz they were flying to Regina.

Dan said they were going to Regina, i responded, where’s that. He thought i was insane that I didn’t know where it was, and i’m like HELLO IM NOT CANADIAN! and hes like oooh yah i forgot u guys are from america. hah.

So it was cool, sucks about the encore and not finding heather, but oh well. it was still good.

Econoline Crush at Krockathon blog

i dont know if i could be any more pissed off right now. yah i dont have a home in a month. back at school we’re supposed to be moving into the new townhouse complex. ok so we get email today telling us that the 4 person town houses will be finished on time, but the 5 person ones wont… GREAT! THANK YOU GENESEO U FUCKED US OVER AGAIN. So we’re in “alternative housing” in blake hall, which is supposed to be closed this year. If i remember correctly, it’s corridor style, so i’m going to have a nice fun time there until they’re finished. SUPPOSEDLY the 5 room houses will open 1 at a time, the first one holding 30 people a week later, and the next a while after that etc. When we left Geneseo in May they were 2 weeks ahead of schedule, yeah what happened to that?

if it seems like i’m surprised, i’m totally not. I was expecting this because everytime I look at the webcam of the townhouse construction there has been virtually no progress. the houses have been half bricked for 2 months now. you never see any people doing any work….and that’s just how geneseo is. Instead of starting on the town houses last summer, when no one is on campus except orientation groups, no they dont even start to dig and move dirt in the area until october. Yeah, brilliant. Great planning. Lets not start them until winter, so they can get frozen and screwed up because you’re not supposed to do cement stuff in the winter cuz it cracks….but go ahead, wait until winter to start actually building anything. Take a month and a half to push dirt around. They claimed as long as there was no bad snow storm the houses would be done on time, and as far as I remember, it didn’t snow much at all….I should know, I was there all winter. FUCKING IDIOTS I HATE YOU GENESEO. I DONT WANT TO FUCKING LIVE IN BLAKE HALL FOR AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF TIME. I HATE YOU.

now i was going to post this all nice and happy entry because i had an excellent weekend, but then i had to go and find this shit out….i hate geneseo to begin with. this next year was supposed to make up for 3 shitty years, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen any time soon.

but ok i guess i’m gonna talk about this weekend. i’m just so pissed…

ok so friday, it was too hot so after dinner i went to the mall with adrienne. we randomly went into Claires and they were having a big sale. It was 10 things for 5$…all the things eligible were crap of course LOL. But we managed to find 10 things. I got 2 key chains, a bracelet, these window shades for the back seat windows, with lemons on them and they say “fresh” lol, and this lame necklace that says “glam rock” on it, that is now on the new purse I bought there too, cuz it was 5$. hah…

saturday was amanda’s grad party. It was way more fun that it probably should have been LOL that’s not an insult. We went over there around 4:30, hung out with eric and jake all day, and amanda. Had a few beers, played football, and went to the park with their 2 little cousins. haha it was fun. Well Eric was like, what are u guys doing tomorrow (sunday) and we’re like nothing. K-rockathon was sunday in syracuse and Eric and Mary had their tickets, but Joe was on the Econoline Crush guestlist as +3 and none of his friends could go. So we’re like hell yeah we’ll go! haha. So we headed up to Rochester that night after Mary and Karl got back from the Staind show in buffalo.

sunday, joe came up to Rochester and we left for Vernon Downs. things were fine until we got 3 miles from the place, then it was not moving traffic. it wasn’t even crawling traffic, it was “we’re going to sit in this same spot for 15-20 minutes”. We went a mile in an hour and a half. There must have been an accident or something because ambulances and stuff went by a few times, but we never saw anything. Since an hr and a half went by we were getting scared we were going to miss EC so Joe called Dan from the car to find out what time they were on at, and that left us with an hr and a half to get to the place. So we get moving and are 2 miles away then, and then we just parked at some hotel that was 3$ and a 20 min walk to the place (45 min drive in the traffic). It ended up being a real good idea, shorter walk than that.
Get to the racetrack and find where we get our guestlist stuff. We were expecting regular tickets to get in, turned out Joe had gotten guest/photo cloth passes. We’re like dude this rocks LOL. So we went in, and stuff. Lost Eric and Mary in the crowd going up to the front to see Boy Hits Car. We didn’t wanna be up front for them (we being me Joe and Adrienne) so we didnt try to find them. Then turns out EC was on next, and not Boy Hits Car cuz everything got turned around. So Joe me and Adrienne went to walk around, and decided to try out our passes. I asked some security guard where we could go, and he was like, go over there. So we went to the VIP entrance, and went backstage where all the busses and crap was. We spent the rest of the afternoon back there. Didn’t get to actually see EC, cuz the guards wouldnt let us in front of the stage with our passes, so we listened from behind, leaning against Crazy Town’s bus LOL. That’s all I’m going to talk about that. It was mega rad. I felt all important LOL. I got to see the inside of a tour bus FINALLY for like 2 minutes lol. when i make my first million I’m buying myself a tour bus and i’m gonna hire a driver to take me around the country for a few months LOL, its way better than a motor home.

So we left around 5ish i guess, had to walk back to the car and stuff. Got home around 930. Eric and Mary stayed there to see Staind and whoever else. While we were there we got to hear boy hits car and drowning pool, and I think Cold.

*in a james hetfield voice*
“no AC at work – baaaaaad!”
“cold shower – goooood!”

“wacky stripped sunburn – baaaaad!”
“sunblock – gooooood!”

my mom seems to think i was beaten up or raped yesterday….my lip is weird, i bit it, she’s like WHAT HAPPENED TO UR LIP i’m like nothing…and i have this weird sunburn around my neck, where i missed putting on sunscreen. So it’s this circular burn like a necklace where the neckline of my shirt was. She’s like IT LOOKS LIKE U GOT CHOKED!…wtf…it’s SOO a sunburn. She’s like, it looks like strangle markes…hahah

i’m bored cuz its too hot to move so i’m just sitting here. ok well there is this coca-cola commercial…i’m sure you’ve seen it. it’s like 5 teenagers in a subway, and one of them is “narrating” in his head about being crammed in cars together after concerts and stuff…it’s like, a goodbye to teenage ignorance and bliss kinda thing. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT?! lol… well that commercial kinda makes me sad. ok it doesn’t make me sad cuz i’m totally not an emotional person… but it’s like…nostalgia… cuz i’m so old u know. grrr i cant explain it. it totally reminds me of my friends (more recently, past few years, than in high school…screw high school). i’m gonna look at some old video tape years from now and have this commercial on it and be like omg…then it’ll be nostalgia. i tried to find the commercial on an mpeg but no luck. they have every other friggen beer commercial etc but not this one. i need to have it. i love it. it doesnt make me want to drink brown pop, but whatever…

Econoline Crush @ K-rockathon

econoline crush – k-rockathon – vernon, ny – july 22, 2001

i’m not going to say much about this show.

first: big thank you to Dan from EC and the rest of the band

second: big thank you to Joe – the coolest guy on the planet, and no longer “some kid joe” haha since he didn’t like that title in my previous write ups of EC shows.

third: big thank you to Eric

if it wasn’t for eric we wouldn’t have gone to the show, because he wouldn’t have mentioned that Joe had 3 extra guest passes. the trip to k-rockathon was a spur of the moment thing. Saturday Eric was like, wut u doing tomorrow, nothing, Joe has extra passes, I’m so there! Eric and mary already had tickets, so me and adrienne took 2 of joe’s guest passes.

it took an extra long time to get to Vernon, cuz of the non moving traffic in mile 3 from the racetrack. we didn’t move for 20 minutes at a time. Joe called dan to make sure we weren’t going to miss EC’s set, since that’s the only reason why me Joe and Adrienne were there. We ended up getting there just in time, cuz they switched bands around. so, we get our guest list stuff, and figuring the passes were going to be tickets to get in, we were shocked to find guest/photo access cloth passes. boy hits car was supposed to be on, we lost Eric and Mary in the crowd and since we didnt want to be up front for them we went to walk around, decided to see where we could go with the passes, and ended up in the back stage area where all the busses for all the bands were parked.

one thing *AND IM NOT COMPLAINING* is that it was kinda weird to be backstage at a festival where i couldn’t give a rats ass about any of the other bands. there were tons of band people walking around, and i almost never recognized any of them. We saw drummer from crazy town, various members of their crew, various members of drowning pool as Joe told me, boy hits car and cold…i recognized the singer from Cold…that was it…i cant even imagine what it would be like, for me, to have a pass like that at a festival where i liked the other bands playing LOL. trevor mentioned playing K-rock a few years ago and Orgy was there too, and I’m like omg i’d die…hah…i wouldn’t know where to go and who to talk to. Except that Orgy ppl are bitches sometimes so haha….

ended up not actually seeing EC’s set, because guards said we didn’t have the right kind of pass to be standing in front of the stage, so we listened from behind, leaning against crazy town’s bus.

EC setlist:
sparkle and shine
surefire
you don’t know what it’s like
trash
my salvation
wicked/head like a hole

my salvation sounded different. they might have added some kind of sample, or it could have just been that were were listening from behind. can’t tell. during EC’s set a group of drunk boys came up to us and asked me if could let them on to the bus (crazy town’s bus) and I’m like no sorry. And he’s like is anyone letting anyone on, and I’m like no. And he’s like, that sucks, and I’m like yeah I’m sorry, and he’s like do you know them. And i start laffing and I’m like NO! lol…he thought i was like, someone important or something that i could let them on a tour bus. It was funny. then one of the drunk guys shook our hands.

i think that’s where I’m going to stop talking. I feel kind of weird writing down every minute of what happened during the afternoon. I’m not sure why. if u really want to know, contact me, i can tell u because I’ve written it down for my personal use. I just don’t think it’s right for me to publish everything that happened on my site. It’s nothing bad or incriminating, no “lets get high and have an orgy” or anything like that at all. The guys in EC are really great, and super nice. It was a totally awesome afternoon. i feel bad that Eric and Mary didn’t get to come with us. Joe got them a poster signed by the band.

few comments, and i hope I’m not overstepping my personally set boundaries, but we’ll see:

1. i thought it was really amusing to hear most of the guys talk about how everyone at the festival sounded the same, and that how most of the new bands out now sound the same, and how much they hate it LOL

2. trevor seems to be a big fan of STP. trevor likes Dave Navarro’s new album, Dan doesn’t hah. Dan liked my purse.

3. i asked mark if it was hard to get his pants off, realized that he could take that the wrong way, and justified my question by saying how i have a pair of pants like that (some sort of leather product) and after just being in the audience i can’t get them off. he said yeah, the pants weren’t gonna come off too easily.

why do i keep capitalizing Dan’s name but no one elses…..?

4. talking to trevor about music videos, i said something about how i just download them. then i was like “oops i didn’t say that” and trevor said he didnt care about the whole napster downloading mp3s thing….take from that what you will but don’t quote me. lol

Papa Roach had 3, possibly 4 tour busses. We didn’t see Staind’s bus. Crazy Town had their bus, and a crew bus…. while we were there we got to hear boy hits car, drowning pool, and i think Cold.

ok i think I’m done, so once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH to the guys from EC and everyone else who helped make my day so incredible.

no pictures…i didn’t feel right about it. There is one coming of me and Joe by the bus, mark might be in it cuz he was coming off the bus, gotta finish the roll, have 23 pictures left lol. maybe someone on the EC board took some i can steal, and maybe i’ll scan my pass….

Econoline Crush, Buffalo again

econoline crush – june 24, 2001 – buffalo, ny

another lovely EC show in buffalo hehe. This was for the Artvoice Street Festival. There were a bunch of bands playing on like 4 stages, but on the main stage was Oleander and EC and other crap bands we didn’t stay for. Anyway, we headed out got there right after Treblecharger. I heard they sucked. We decided to walk around cuz all the busses were behind the stage. So we walked through bus land and over to were a crowd of people were. They were all getting autos and pics from Treblecharger. Big deal. But Johnny and Mark were standing around too. So we went over to talk to Johnny. He was like “hey guys” haha. So he signed my poster and Adriennes cd book, and we stood around talking to him for like 20-30 minutes. Mark came over to us too and signed stuff, and hung out talking for a while. He was like hello again, and i was like yeah welcome back. Trevor walked by and we waved to him, then he went to the bus, and then later Mark left. Johnny stayed for a while longer talking, it was rad. We left to get a spot for Oleander while he was talking to some old dude.

So Oleander played, wow. They were alright. The singer guy jumped down into the crowd (not crowd surf or dive or anything) and almost wacked this girl with his guitar. So then he gave the roadie the guitar and just hung out singing in the crowd. It was kinda cool. If I liked them it would have been cooler haha. So they played for 40 min or so. We got in front for EC. They came on a bit after 5. They opened with TDM which was a shock (ok so not really, because when we were talking to Johnny we were standing by his drum kit, and the setlist from the night before was still taped to the carpet thing, and so we saw it, and he said they were doing a different setlist but still opening with TDM). So that rocked. Then it was X3, Sparkle and Shine, Surefire, Sinking, Trash, My Salvation, Home, Make It Right, You Dont Know, and Wicked once again with the Head Like a Hole insert They played the typical songs, nothing out of the ordinary. It was a short set, like 40 min. So that rocked. Not sure if those songs are in the correct order or not….whatever

So after we left the crowd and went back to the busses but then Eric and Mary wanted to leave so we did. Oh well whatever.

Meanwhile I’m getting a nice tan on my left arm from being outside alot the past 2 weekends LOL. only the left arm tho, so i look lopsided.

from Trevor’s tour diary: “Buffalo Street Festival

The Buffalo street fest had a very diverse and mostly Canadian line-up. Blue Rodeo, 54-40, treblecharger, EC and Oleander. It was great to see all those bands. Greg from treble joined us for our morning coffee and shared road stories from his current tour. The guys from Oleander were kind of wondering how it was that they ended up being the only American act on the bill. We hadn’t hung out with 54-40 in years. It was good to see Matt and Phil et al. Keeping the Vancouver vibe alive. They’re releasing a kind of greatest hits record in the US this summer on Nettwerk USA.

The show was great! Buffalo has always been and continues to be a great town for us to play. Thanks to everyone at the Edge and Bruce and his family. The day wouldn’t have been the same without them. We’d also like to thank Erin for the cool book of EC photos and art.

T “

Econoline Crush @ Showplace

econoline crush – may 8, 2001 – buffalo, ny

Yay this show was awesome as well. We were late again, no surprise, but doors didn’t open on time, and there was no one there (it was kind of pathetic) so we had no problem getting up front. So we waited a bit outside in the drizzle, then got in, and me and Danielle went to the bathroom. Well Johnny was standing near the door to go upstairs, so we walk by and he’s like “Hey”! so I go “Hey” and wave. So we go and stand up near the barrier, and suffer through the two crappy opening bands (Agent Me and Velour). There was NO one there. It gives Buffalo a bad name, when a band as good as EC has no one show up to their show. No one promoted the show though, it wasn’t even on the marquee of the theatre. Whatever.

So EC came on around 10. Opened with Surefire like always. It was awesome. The people who were there got into the show, so that was good. Trevor was jumping around on stage and his earpiece/black box thing fell out of his pocket during the song. So after, he was trying to make it work, and was like “I think I broke it” so the stage hand guy had to come out and was fooling around with it behind his back. When the guy finished, Trevor was like “thank you for adjusting me” totally being sexual, so everyone screams, and he’s like “ok now you guys are being sick”. So they’re doing their thing on stage, and between songs Trevor was talking about hockey, and how the Sabres were 10 minutes away from going to the next round. So then after another song, he asked for an update on the score, which had gone to 2-2. Then someone shouted “Fuck the penguins” and Trevor responded “No, fuck the leafs!” It was pretty funny.

Well Trevor kept having problems with that ear piece thing, it fell out of his pocket a bunch more times, and just came unplugged a few times, so he was getting a bit irritated at that. During some song Dan saw me and acknowledged me. I am getting the complete set list sometime soon, I don’t know the order but they played Surefire, Sparkle and Shine, All That You Are, The Devil You Know, Trash, Sinking, My Salvation, Flamethrower, Make it Right, You Don’t Know…,By The Riverside, TDM (accompanied by much pelvic thrusting and mic stand humping) and Wicked with the NIN insert…and then Home and Razorblades and Bandaids for encore. It was so awesome, because they came back out and played Home (which I had asked Ziggy to play), and then before Razorblades Trevor said something about how they had gotten requests for those songs, and they dusted off this next one, and they played Razorblades. It was awesome. It helps that Razorblades is one of my all time favorite songs from any band in the world. It was so great, but by then Trevor was really grumpy about the continued ear piece problems. They were supposed to play May I Go too but didn’t.

So the show ended, and we waited around to get stuff signed again. Mary wanted to go outside, so we went outside for a while. Ziggy and Mark came out to the bus, then went back inside and said they’d be down soon. So then we were tired of waiting outside (and tired of the 2 drunk girls trying to get on the bus, and the one who decided to pee on the curb) so we went back inside and were standing around with everyone by the upstairs door. So Ziggy came down and was talking to these people he knew, and Mark came down. We didn’t want to bother them but after a while this guy went over and asked for them to sign stuff. So that kinda broke things open. Ziggy came over to us and he’s like “hey i know you”. So he signed my TDYK cd book, and I was like “thank you so much for playing Home” and he said “well we got the request for it, so we took it to the board and got it played.” So then Mark went and disappeared to the bar, with those people they knew, so we waited around there and Trevor came down. He signed stuff for people, and he signed my book, and I asked him for a picture, and he said sure, and then I asked him if he’d stick his tongue out in the picture. Trevor laughed and was like “oh now you’re just getting sick”. So he gives me my book and puts his arm around me for the picture, and I’m like, tongue. And he’s like, yeaaah ooook. So we get the pic and I’m like thanks, and he tickled my back LOL. So I’m standing there and he’s signing stuff for other people, and he’s like “I like your Bowie shirt” (I had on my purple and silver sparkles David Bowie -Ziggy Stardust shirt on). I didn’t realize Trevor was talking to me, and I thought he said Bowling, but people were looking at me, so I was like “What?” and he’s like “I like your Bowie shirt, it’s cool” And I’m like “oooh, cool thanks, I thought you said Bowling shirt, and I was like I’m not wearing a bowling shirt.” So Trevor laughs and is like “Well Bowie likes Bowling”.

So then Trevor did his thing and left for the bus. Then I wanted to go find Mark so I went back down to the bar with Mary and Danielle, and he’s like “hey I know you”. He signed our stuff and apologized for being dazed haha. So then we went back to the hallway to wait for Johnny and Dan but then the theatres guards kicked us out because they wanted to close. So we went outside to wait, because Joe had said they were coming out in like 5 minutes. So we waited, then Eric said Johnny was in the door way so we just went back inside again. Johnny was talking to someone else, who didn’t have a pen, and Johnny asked him if he had a pen, he said no, and then Johnny saw me and since he had used my pen a million times over the past 3 days he was like “oh I have a pen right here” and took mine. So he signed our stuff, got a pic with him. He like put me in a death grip, I almost fell over haha. Then went to talk to Dan. He’s was like hey. He signed our stuff, got a pic with him too, then I went to claim my pen back from Johnny. We left soon after that.

Mad cool 3 days. I love these 3 day concert binges, but then you get way bored the next day hahah.

Trevor’s Tour Diary entry – “The second show was a club date at the Showplace Theatre. This venue is a great place to see a show. It is unfortunate that the current management didn’t see fit to change the marquee or advertise the show. We had the faithful following at the show but it could have been so much better. Word of mouth made the day but it’s disappointing to know that if more people knew the show would have been sold out.

Enough venting, the crowd that was there was phenomenal and it was that energy that made the show come together. We got to talk with the people from HITZ and the EDGE. There was an impromptu after show meet and greet where we signed CD’s etc. All in all Buffalo was a blast and I hope we get back there soon.”

Acoustic Econoline Crush

econoline crush – may 7, 2001 – buffalo, ny – acoustic Edge Session

I won passes from the radio for this show, even though I sorta was already going because Mary had gotten passes that she couldn’t use. But I tried to win them anyway, and did, so I took David and Eric took Adrienne. The day started off as one big headache. I had an exam at 3:30, Eric worked until 4:30 so neither one of us could pick up the passes from the station between 9-5 since we don’t live in Buffalo. So the DJ I won the passes from told me to call this number and tell the receptionist that someone else was picking them up and give them the person’s name. Ok well I got up and called and she connects me to the promotions director. Well that woman isn’t there, so I leave a message. I talk to Mary who is also worried about who is going to get the passes (David was supposed to). She tells me that I need to talk to the receptionist too, so I call back, and I tell the lady that I was told to talk to HER about it. She asks me who told me that, I tell her the DJ, she tells me no I have to talk to promotions, so she connects me again to the woman who is never there. Turns out I had the promotion woman’s email address from when I won godsmack CD from the station, so I emailed her and told her that I wouldn’t be able to pick up the passes and that David was going to. Hours later she emails me back and says no problem. David was able to get my passes, and Mary’s even though she never got through to anyone about it.

So Eric picked me up around 5, and we had to drive to NT to get Adrienne and David. We were already going to be late, but it didn’t help that we got stuck behind the world’s slowest truck on the 63. We finally get home, pick them up and it’s past 6:30 the time we were supposed to be at the Backstage Pub by. It said NO LATER THAN 6:30… oops. We got there a little after 7. They didn’t hassle us, THANK GOD, or I would have had to throw a fit. Some band, local I guess, called Superpimp was doing an Edge Session of their own as “opener” haha. They were good, not my style, but whatever. They finished, and half hour later EC played.

I thought EC did more than 4 songs, but now I guess they didn’t…hahah. They played My Salvation, All That You Are, You Don’t Know What It’s Like, and May I Go all acoustic. It was really awesome. The DJ running the show mentioned that he was shocked to hear that a band as electronic and plugged in as EC was going to do an acoustic show. Trevor talked about how they decide a song is good if it translates into acoustic form. The audience got to ask questions between songs…someone asked about the origin of the name Econoline Crush, and Trevor said something about how his dad had an Econoline van, and he and his friends would drive around in it during the teen years and stuff. Someone asked for a fun road story, and Trevor created a PG version of a story from the Kiss tour….someone asked why they thought it was hard for a Canadian band to make it in the US….that might have been it. Anyway, the songs were awesome acoustic, I was surprised they did You Don’t Know…it sounded really awesome though. I kinda was hoping to hear Razorblades and Bandaids or Tomorrow Starts Today…obvious choices for an acoustic set, but no luck this time…So after the set they hung around the bar, and eventually made it to a table near the door to sign stuff for everyone, I got them to sign my webcast pass, and my Brand New History cd book. Got another pic with Trevor. This time we found Dan and talked to him. He’s super funny, seems like he has a real good time doing shows and meeting fans and stuff. (side note, the bar played Blue Monday and Trevor was jammin haha woo hoo). So then they went to leave, and we went outside with them. The radio station photo dude took a few pictures of the band in front of the Edge van. Then the van’s alarm went off and Trevor took off running down the street to the bus. We talked to Ziggy some more, I requested they play Home tomorrow haha…

It was way rad…there was only about 30-40 people at the show, you could only get passes by being in the cyber club, and then being lucky enough to win them (or know someone at the station haha). It was definitely a cool rare thing…

Trevor’s Tour Diary entry – “The first show in Buffalo was the Edge103.3 “sessions” show which had the band play four songs acoustically and answer questions from the host Adam 12 as well as the audience. It was held at the Backstage Pub. It was
fun… we played “may I go”, “my salvation”, “all that you are” and “you don’t know”. The questions were good and
the audience was super loud and involved. ”

on to the next EC show…

Econoline Crush Niagara Falls

econoline crush – may 6, 2001 – niagara falls, ny

EC played a free show with 3 doors down at Niagara University. We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to see it, because there was no straight information about if the show was only for students or not. But we figured we’d try anyway, and good thing we did because we just walked right up to the barrier.

We waited around for the sun to go down so we weren’t blinded and EC came on. No one knew who they were. It was kinda weird. Me, Adrienne (who didn’t think she knew them, but ended up knowing some), Eric, Joe and his friend who I wasn’t introduced to, were the only people there practically who knew EC or the music. There were a few other random kids who were there to see EC. So they played their set, 10 songs (Surefire, Sinking, Trash, My Salvation, Sparkle and Shine, Make It Right, The Devil You Know, All That You Are, You Don’t Know What It’s Like, and Wicked with NIN’s Head Like A Hole inserted). It was great as usual. It has to be hard to play to a crowd who doesn’t know who you are, but they pretended they were having fun. hah. So we sang along with the songs, and made a lot of noise to make up for everyone else. As soon as Trevor came out all the stupid sorority girls around me were like “oh my god, he’s hot” and then whenever Trevor stuck his tongue out they’d scream. Kinda funny, kinda annoying. Trevor talked to the crowd a few times in between songs, mentioned something about how they went to see the Falls that day, and how it wouldn’t be his honeymoon destination of choice…but maybe it’d inspire you to… and then he started pelvic thrusting so all the girls screamed lol.

So anyway, they finished their set and me and Joe got setlists. We left our spot to go find them to sign stuff for us. Adrienne was kinda mad because she wanted to stay there for 3dd. But we left and went to the side of the stage near the busses and yellow police tape to wait around for the band. We saw Mark and Johnny walking around so we yelled for them (or well, Eric did haha). Mark came over, and he kept trying to get Johnny to come over. Mark was like “I’m the new guy you’re not supposed to know my name”. He signed a bunch of stuff for us and some other people who were standing around. Then he did get Johnny to come over and sign stuff. He talked to everyone for a while. We had to wait longer for Ziggy and Trevor but they came out and signed stuff, I got a pic with Trevor.

Then 3dd went on so I went over to the side of the crowd to watch with Adrienne, and gave Eric my setlist because he was going to wait to talk to Dan. So we watched the show, Eric and Joe talked to Dan and he signed stuff for us. He also told us in the event that we couldn’t pick up our passes for the acoustic show the next night, we could just find him and he’d get us in. So that was cool.

3dd finished, their set was good, same as always. They played, I think, every song from the record, and 4 new songs. Encore with Loser. It was their last show of the tour, I bet they just wanted to get it done and leave.

 

Trevor’s Tour Diary entry for the NU show – “Niagara, New York

Sadly this was our last day on the 3 Doors Down tour. We had such a great time playing with these guys that we
were dreading this day. This is the first band in all our years of playing that gave us a thank you card. Just a great
bunch of guys and a wonderful organization to work with.
We just wanted to mention some people that helped make the Niagara show fun. Ted for keeping the thing rolling.
Marybeth for all her hard work. Ziggy wanted to thank Nicole. Dan wanted to thank Joe and Eric and all their
friends (That would be us).
The crew guys for 3dd were great too! Special thanks to Gary and Lulu.

The show was outside and it was very cold but the audience hung in there. A lot of people from this show
followed us to Buffalo. The fan base is getting bigger day by day.”

That was it, it was cool, onto the acoustic show…