Letter to The Underground from the Sound Guys Girlfriend

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Dear Underground,

I will miss  you so much. Maybe you didn’t think I would because I hang out in the sound booth. I have heard so many awesome bands, as well as several awful bands. 

There have been countless friendships that started within your walls. 

I met my boyfriend, the sound guy, because I wanted to see a Days of the New show. He happened to be selling tickets. So almost five years later, we are still hanging out to watch the bands play.
There is always something to see at this bar. I have seen the following things: crowd surfing, old guys that still rock, young guys who have just started to rock, groupies, kids at their first concert, guys who have serious meltdowns on stage, Hal Sparks wrapping his own guitar cords, numerous
fights and just as many public displays of affection, all sorts of clothing, tattoos, hair and body-piercings. Let’s not forget all of the body parts on display.
I may have been still new to the crowd, even after five years. However, I will really miss everybody. It is really the end of hearing live music in my hometown.

Some awesome bands/solo acts: (These are just a few. There are too many to list in one post)
Russett Burbank: https://www.facebook.com/russettburbankmusic
Ignite the Borealis: https://www.facebook.com/ignitetheborealis
Alister: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alister/139343729466688
Mike Risner: https://www.facebook.com/mike.risner.9?fref=ts
HAI: https://www.facebook.com/hai.streetteam?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

Karl, the original drummer for Russett Burbank, was there in spirit on the last night of the bar being open. It is fitting because he had been a huge part of the scene. I had chills the whole time his band played their last set. I did not have the chance to meet him in person but I’m positive that he still keeps an eye on the band and other friends.
Love,

The Sound Guys Girlfriend

P.S. Bands should always aim to get the Sound Guys Girlfriend to put down her phone and rock out. 🙂 Just sayin’. Most of the girlfriends of sound guys are huge fans of music and know the difference between the good, bad and the ugly.

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