Grant's Journey to a Modest Mouse concert

I heard he was going so I called some people who know some people and got Deanna and I on the list with some photo passes. I didn't even bring my camera, so I re-gifted the pass to Grant who got a month long boner about it. He and Deanna spent the first half of the concert right at the stage...
Total woody.
It is a Canon AE-1 vs some serious digital gadgetry. "Dude, Isaac is right there!"
Before the band started. Deanna went in with Grant because she brought her camera. She took my digi cam in with her for you, the blog lookers.
They came out and started playing. I know it is not fair, but all concerts get measured against Fugazi concerts in my head. Nothing has ever come close. Modest Mouse is like watching Barry Manilow in slo-mo in comparison to Fugazi.
Deanna was nailing it.
Isaac was looking at Grant.
Something was brewing in the crowd...
Lo and behold a bouncer had to dive into the sweaty mob. These two portly Mexican boys had been standing by us on the side, staggering with drunkenness before the show. We could see in their glazed expressions absolutely no signs of intelligence, you can just see right through, you know? Like the cold stare of a fish. When the band walked out on stage, the entire front section shrunk in to the center and many people who were waiting in the wings took their cue to barge into the center, heavily annoying all the people who waited all night for their spot. Well, this bouncer had to escort those two plump thugs out with bloodied faces. Maybe the 3 ridiculously buff marines who barged in as well met up with them? Semper Fidelis!
Grant sent me his B&W images from the show...


Yeah Grant!
Posted September 2nd, 2009 by They did play that song from the old Toy Commercial
Nice job Grant.
Tell him he did great work keeping the photos centered and focused despite the engorged member.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on September 2nd, 2009 at 12:05PM PST
I remember that! I think I remember seeing it on Misled Youth?
Posted By: on September 2nd, 2009 at 12:45PM PST
What you said about Fugazi shows is totally true...

I would add Black Flag, Bad Brains & 311 to that list of
awesome live performances.
Posted By: Amen on September 2nd, 2009 at 02:17PM PST
Posted By: ed on September 2nd, 2009 at 02:18PM PST
Posted By: ed on September 2nd, 2009 at 02:24PM PST
i am now envious of Grant. Modest Mouse is awesome!
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on September 2nd, 2009 at 02:45PM PST
i hope they come out of hiatus so i can see them at least once
Posted By: ryan on September 2nd, 2009 at 03:38PM PST
ISn't Johnny Marr in the band?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 2nd, 2009 at 04:41PM PST
I think so but he wasn't there.
Posted By: ed on September 2nd, 2009 at 05:28PM PST
so jealous ed. i never got to see fugazi.

j marr is not in modest mouse anymore. his new band is called 'cribs'.
Posted By: shawn on September 2nd, 2009 at 05:52PM PST
Does barry manilow know you raid his closet?
Posted By: Devin on September 2nd, 2009 at 06:04PM PST
Are you saying I dress like Barry Manilow?
Posted By: ed on September 2nd, 2009 at 09:46PM PST
311? ruined it
Posted By: Anthony on September 2nd, 2009 at 11:56PM PST
Devin's right, Ed...

Modest Mouse, to me, was just one of those band you have listened to before, but wasn't your cup-of-tea at the time you first heard, but then after a day in Pedro, Modest Mouse never sounded so good.
Posted By: Jacob on September 3rd, 2009 at 08:52AM PST
Posted By: Jacob on September 3rd, 2009 at 08:53AM PST
Ed get yourself to a Biko or Pink Mailbox Show! So much groovin you\'ll sweat to death!
Posted By: Michael on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:35AM PST

(she toured with MORRISSEY:) I got on her guest list this year and met her...Awesome.
Posted By: VeganHector on September 3rd, 2009 at 12:20PM PST
go see eddie money. for 60 year, he puts on a pretty cool show
Posted By: Icantadd on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:40PM PST
At least J. Marr wised up and left these turds. His new band, The Cribs, is pretty lame too. What a waste of talent. Totally true about the Fugazi comment. Jawbreaker at the Kilowatt in SF came pretty close though.
Posted By: sea cliff vert ramp on September 10th, 2009 at 10:16AM PST
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