Above Richter at Hoagie Barmichaels May 26,
The show was set up by Eric from
Breakthrough entertainment whom has to be one of the nicest people you
could ever meet! The night started out a little disorganized with none of
the bands knowing when they were going to go on but by some miracle the
lineup was set and the first band was on at playing at 7:30 as scheduled.
The venue itself was
very impressive for being on the bar level of things! Most bars are a bar
first that just happens to have bands play every once in a while. This
place is set up where the focus is more on the shows. There arenít even
that many places to sit which forces the majority of the audience to stand
up in the front in the pit area which is the largest at this venue. It has
more of a house of blues feel than a bar one. And the sound was much
better than you could find at any average bar for that matter.
The first band was a
little heavy music wise to put it mildly. It was an interesting band to
have to follow but the boys made it work well. Above Richter started off
with a heavier sound to start off their set which threw off the regular
audience members a little but in a good way. The majority of the audience
were probably junior high/high school age, which arenít always the easiest
to impress. They acted as though Above Richter were the rock gods that
they dream to be someday. The kids were waving their hands around which
looked like some form of spirit fingers/jazz hands and holding up their
cell phones in place of the lighters they didnít have. One of the best
moments was seeing the grown men moshing with the young kids. The show in
a sense brought about a bonding between all of the generations.
By far this had to have been one of Above
Richters best shows so far. The sound was near flawless and the crowd
couldnít have been more responsive. When they announced it was their last
song *every* single person in the audience started yelling for one more
song. There wasnít one person who wanted to see their show end thatís just
how powerful they were. The sound guy at first was sticking to the strict
time frame but eventually he was forced to give into the screaming fans
for that one last song.
Thank you to all of the friends, family, and
fans that came out to support the band at this show and make it as an
amazing experience as it was!