Sunday, August 8, 2010

August Break- Day 7: Thriving Ivory

See told you the rockstars would be back you didn't believe me, since I've broken my promise about Candlebox TWICE We'll get to them really soon.

So anyways, Thriving Ivory...last year I heard they were coming to Juanita's, I wanted to go really bad, but somehow never got around to buying the tickets. It's the day before the show (which was on March 7th 2009) and I go to Juanita's website to buy them and they were SOLD OUT! I was really sad, my sister, Heather felt bad and was doing everything she could to get us into the show. Finally she remembered that her friend Brock worked at Juanita's.

She called Brock and he agreed to let us in. I was SO HAPPY! Pretty sure I thanked him a million times during the show. I had never been to Juanita's before, so I didn't know what to expect. It's small and there are cool murals painted on the walls of jazzy/bluegrass-y musicians, I think. Then again, they might just be random people. I haven't been there since November when I saw SafetySuit, so I can't really remember.

.  The tables have pictures of all kinds of musicians on them. When I went to see SafetySuit the table we sat at had Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day on one side and Hayley Williams of Paramore on the other.

A band named Barcelona opened for Thriving Ivory. They were really good, they're song "Stars" is featured in the movie Race To Witch Mountain.  They're album "Absolutes" is available on iTunes.

When Barcelona was done with their set everyone rushed the stage and we couldn't see anymore, so Brock let us stand/sit inside the equipment cabinet/closet (or whatever it's called, I don't know) on the left side of the stage. We could see perfectly now, it was awesome!

 To get to the closet we had to go outside around back, where the bands enter the stage. While we were waiting outside to go into the closet we saw Thriving Ivory, but we didn't notice it was them until we were almost ready to go inside again, so we didn't have time to ask for pictures or anything. Clayton (the lead singer) was smoking a cigarette, and blew his smoke in my face, I don't think he meant to. If it would have been anyone else I would have been pissed, but since it was a member of Thriving Ivory I was cool with it and inhaled it in. So I guess now I can say I shared a cigarette with Clayton Stroope! 

Heather and Brock
The show was amazing, they sound even better live than they do on the album.  I can't wait to see them again on Thursday, August 12th, when they return to Juanita's with Ryan Star! I am so excited! I am using these pictures as part of my August Break, since after all I will be seeing them this month anyway.

"Stars" by Barcelona

"Start a Fire" by Ryan Star

"11:59" by Ryan Star

"Angels On the Moon" by Thriving Ivory

"Where We Belong" by Thriving Ivory


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