Last night was another EPIC show for Zer0 at our home away from home - Gerry's Place in Norwood, NJ! Truthfully, the last time the four of us were in a room together to play was our last gig way back in late July so we were a little concerned about how much rust we needed to shake off! Once we got the first song under our belt (My Hero by The Foo Fighters) all of our muscle memory chimed in and we played two solid sets. Our third set was a typical Zer0 third set - I won't go into any details, but if you have seen us live before, then you know what I mean!
The night was not without some Spinal Tap moments, however! Corey forgot to bring his drum sticks so a friend of the band had to drive a half hour each way to go back to Corey's house and grab his stick bag! Then, in the middle of the second set as we were playing “Swallowed” by Bush, I smelled something burning. It appeared as if the smell was coming from something on stage. I actually had to stop the band from playing until we could ascertain the source of the burning. Then it got super hot in the bar. We thought something in the kitchen was on fire, but as it turns out, a fan belt in the air conditioning system started to melt. We did finally resume playing and in 30-plus years of playing shows, this was a first!
And… we got to take a band photo in front of a hearse!
Our next show is this Saturday night, September 16th, at the Pearl River Hotel in (you guessed it) Pearl River, NY! Hope you can come out to see us!