Hey friends, how are you all doing out there in La La Land? Are you ok? Are you getting enough sunshine? Have you been drinking enough water? It’s important, you know, that water. It keeps all your cells happy. This pandemic has been really hard on so many people. We are social creatures and being away from our people has been ridiculously difficult. One of the things missed most has been live music. It’s been a year since I saw my last live show. Since then I have been known to cry from the crowd reaction on a live album. I wish I was kidding.
In the last month or so, some show announcements have been creeping out. Bands are willingly traveling to places like Florida and Texas that have flung open their doors like COVID never existed and want everyone to come hang. Now I am not saying that’s a terrible idea, but really? I understand you have a living to make, but are the lives of your fans worth that guarantee? Is it too soon? I don’t know, guys. I just don’t know what to think about the bands doing this.
This is why I was DELIGHTED though to see a few bands taking it upon themselves to book their own shows where they control the space and they can keep things safe. One of those is The Slackers.
The greatest band in the land, my happy music. Some of the nicest guys out there doing this ska thing for 30 years. When it comes to the ins and outs of tours and making your living, I trust the guys that have been doing it year after year all over the US and Europe for three decades. They are doing some small, very limited ticket parties with an established social distancing plan and a BYOB theme. Their first is coming up on May 7th and 8th in Jackson, NJ. All COVID restrictions will be followed. I don’t know about you guys, but a BYOB party with the Slackers sounds like salve for my soul.
If you are interested, please send a shout to firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket info. You can pay via PayPal or Venmo and tables are available for up to 6 guests. There is a $50 minimum donation per person. Check out the flyer for more info, and keep it here for updates!