Orgy at UB

5-2-1999

May 1st was University at Buffalo’s Spring Fest 99. MTV’s campus invasion came, and Run DMC, ORGY!! and Sugar Ray played. It was free, and I love ORGY so we (me, roommate Danielle, Eric and Mary) decided to go. We got there around 2:30pm and it had started at 12, with local bands I guess. The line to get in through metal detectors was so long, we were like, AHHH we’re never gonna get in to see Orgy. Eric found some kid he knew from RIT and we cut into the line haha go us.

Run DMC came on, and we were like SHIT, we are NEVER gonna get in intime to see Orgy. But when Run DMC came on, lots of people left the line, to go sit on this hill because they all thought they weren’t going to get in too. So the line got a bit shorter, and we got in during the middle of Run DMC’s set. We pushed our way into the crowd a bit, and watched the rest of their set…it sucked. lol….so then, we wanted to get up front for Orgy, so we pushed our way up to the front, not total front, but into the big mush of people. Then some DJ guy was spinning records while we waited for like, an hour and a half until Orgy came on. Run DMC had to go on early, cuz they had some other show to do…so Orgy wasn’t ready I guess….they came on FINALLY but everyone in the crowd got rowdy from waiting for so long, and people were pushing, and falling all over the place, and it was really hot and sweaty. It was so much fun though, because you’re all excited and stuff, and trying to get closer up front, and stay standing at the same time.

So Orgy came on and Jay Gordan looked so good. So we were watching the show, while being pushed all over, and jumping along with the crowd, and trying to stay standing, and avoid the crowd surfers….(more about that later)….They played “Dissention” first.. ahh kicked ass, so we’re fighting the crowd, and a crowd surfer came from behind us and landed on us. I got kicked in the face, and lost my 3rd pair of sunglasses this year (yeah, go me :-P). It really hurt, and I had my head down, cuz like, the guy was kinda still on me. I was wiping my face, cuz I swear I tasted blood. Danielle shouted “GET THE FUCK OFF HER” to the guy, and Eric was punching the guy and trying to get him down off the crowd, he was kinda still on me. Well he fell to the ground and I looked up at Danielle and she was like are you alright? And I had to ask her if I was alright, cuz I didn’t know if I had a face left AHHA (it wasn’t THAT bad, but I didn’t know if I was bleeding or not.) Eric was kicking the guy on the ground, and he was like, are you ok? and I was like NO I gotta get outta here. So we all left the big mush of crowd, and watched the rest of the show from back where it was way less crowded.

Orgy played SOOO good. So like…after they were done… Oh wait I forgot a really cool part. While we were still in the big mush, I think after “dissention” Jay goes “How many girls out there wanna fuck Mark McGrath (from Sugar Ray)?” and some ppl in the back shouted….so then Jay went “Well I wanna fuck all of you too” Ok…so back to the story… Orgy finished, and we got some drinks, and were waiting for Sugar Ray to come on, even though we don’t like them at all. So we’re standing back by the paramedics tent again, and Danielle was looking at Sugar Ray and saw some of the Orgy guys walking by the stage. So she went “LOOK IS THAT ORGY?!” and I’m like YES and I pushed her and said “GO!” so we ran to this chain link fence by the edge of the stage. hahaha

So we saw 2 or 3 of the guys in the band walk behind the stage. So we just decided to stay there. So then, Ryan, the one guitar player from Orgy came around the stage again, and went up the stairs to watch Sugar Ray! So me and Danielle were yelling for him to come over and talk to us haha… he was so drunk HAHA. But anyway, he kept looking at us, and waved to us. So then… um… Paige, the bassist came onto the stage with Ryan, so we kept waving to him too HAHA…Then Bobby the drummer came on and he blew us a kiss and waved to us……… then Jay came on stage. We kept yelling for him, and he looked at us and waved…then he pointed us out to someone else. He kept looking over at us and we’d scream and wave trying to get him over to us, and he’d wave. He waved to us 3 times, and pointed at us, and blew us a kiss too! hahahah. We didn’t pay attention to Sugar Ray at all…. the only part of their show I remember is saying how Orgy set a high jump bar very high, and that Sugar Ray could only jump real low. And Mark McGrath kept saying how they couldn’t stand up to Orgy cuz Orgy is great and Sugar Ray sucks HAHA….well Sugar Ray did suck, and Orgy kicked serious ass!!! It was so much fun!! We are planning on going to see Orgy again on May 19th in Rochester, can’t wait.