Shadowside Issues New U.S. Tour Report
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Brazil's Shadowside has issued the following tour report:
"September 17 - Urbana, IL Knowing what to expect sometimes takes away from that excitement of the ‘surprise effect’. However since we had such a great time in our first show in Urbana, we knew we had a lot to look forward to that day! Also, who said we didn't have a few surprises waiting for us right upon our arrival...?
"As we walked into the venue - pretty unique stage, by the way...with mirrors on the back! Perfect for all the naughty boys and girls out there who like to check us out from every possible angle...let us know if you all appreciated the ‘show’ *laughs* - we found out the venue had no sound equipment whatsoever, which we found extremely strange since they would have informed the promoter of that fact in advance. With that information in hand and aware that a good number of people were going to show up even though this concert was booked at such a short notice, we kinda hit the panic button and decided we would go acoustic that night just so we wouldn't have to tell people we wouldn't be able to play. That afternoon we performed an acoustic set at Hot Topic in Champaign, IL and told people there would be a show that night, no matter what! You can unplug us, but you can't stop us from making noise *laughs*. That was surprise number 1. An unpleasant one, still we faced it as a challenge and took it from there.
"Surprise number 2... As we went back into the venue later in the evening, we find the techs and assistants finish putting together a SWEET PA system that was stored and the person that saw us earlier that day had no idea they had it there *laughs* So the show was safe after all and we could set up just fine before the venue opening. It was finally shaping up into what it was supposed to be!
"We got on the stage at about 10pm and headbanged with the fans through the whole set. We had no problems whatsoever getting into the right mood for Heavy Metal, even after not knowing if the show would happen or not. Seeing the people in front of the stage going crazy was certainly fuel for our fire! Speaking of fire... we got Subtle Fall's guitarist on stage for a little ‘guest appearance’ *laughs*. He thought it would add a nice touch raising his lighter on the slower, ballad-like part of Hideaway. It really did, until Raphael's hair got in the way. I smelled something burning and immediately thought ‘hmm this smells like burning hair’ since I had done something like that myself as a kid *laughs*. Luckily nothing happened but he did get a new ‘haircut’ *laughs*.
"After the show, we got together and partied a bit with some of our fans, it was pretty cool to find out lots of them had been following the tour. We are looking forward to going crazy with you all again next year! Tomorrow - September 18 - Indianapolis... the city where it all began!"
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