Blogging Again (A Christmas Story)

It has been awhile since I blogged on a regular basis, and I’m going to try it again. I don’t really play WOW anymore, so maybe I have some more time for it. I’ll start this with an interesting little story that happened back on Christmas Eve.

I worked Chirstmas Eve day, and my brother Chris was down for a visit during this time. One of my favorite bands Hellbound Glory was playing a Christmas Eve show that night down in Tahoe. The show started about 10pm, so I figured it would be a long night. Chris had been trying to get a shot of the welcome to California sign since he had arrived but we had always been going by too fast for him to get it. This particular show was happening in a town that sits right on the Nevada California border.

So we started driving down there around 8pm loaded down with monster energy drinks for everyone because it was gonna be a long night. We got to the town and were looking for the club where the show was going to take place. While we were looking for the club we noticed that there was a welcome to California sign right next to a drive way that could easily be pulled into. We stopped and let little brother get his picture, and while we were there we happened to notice the club right across the street. Had we not stopped to get his picture, we would have driven right by it.

We parked and went inside to the bar area where the show was going to be held. Right after we came in a guy came over and asked Chris for his ID. The guy spent a long time looking at it (Texas ID in Nevada) and then finally stopped and said “oh wait, you aren’t even 21, you need to get out of here” (Chris is 18, I figured it would be ok for a club if he didn’t drink or anything). I tried to reason with the man, but he was having none of it. I saw a sign later on (nowhere near the entrance) that said you absolutely had to be at least 21 to enter the establishment since it was considered a straight up casino.

So anyway, yea Christmas Eve night I got my little brother thrown out of a casino. Then I said to Ashley, “Well, lets get my record signed, and then we can get out of here.” So I found Leroy and he signed the record, and called the other 2 boys in the band over and they signed too.

Then I told Leroy that we were going to have to leave because my little brother got thrown out of the casino, and we were sorry, but we would catch them next time. Leroy said “Well, can you stay for a few songs? We can see if we can start the show a little early if you can.” I called Chris and told him we’d be out in a few mins (he was waiting out in the car) because the band was starting early. They got on stage and asked us what songs we wanted to hear.

They played about 5 or 6 of our requests before we ended up having to get out of there. I really didn’t want to go, but I felt bad leaving Chris out in the cold car for as long as we had. It was down somewhere in the teens because we were so high in elevation. Ashley has always made a joke (at least I hope its a joke…) about if we ever get divorced we’re going to have a divorce party and Hellbound Glory is going to play it for us. The boys actually agreed to do it that night while we were there, and they even played one of our favorite songs “Get Your Shit And Go”.

So that is the story about how I got a personal Christmas Eve show from one of my favorite bands. Oh there was no one else in the bar except the people who came with the band, so it really was played for just Ashley and I. Here’s a short little video I took while we were there.

After the little personal show we drove home. By the time we had actually arrived back in Reno it was technically Christmas morning and we stopped in at Denny’s for a late night meal.

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