Tuesday, August 7, 2012

December 28, 2000: Gamewinner, Standfast, The Disaster, The Gacy Project @ the Mosh Mansion, Laurel, MD

This will be the last flyer for the year 2000. Pat Martin booked this show at the Mosh Mansion, where he was living at the time. Not sure who made the flyer. Here's another show that I know I have pictures from that I'll have to dig up and post. I've mentioned all these bands on the blog before, so I won't go into any of that. I'll just say that this show was four bands that were great friends with each other, had a lot of fun playing together, and many of us are still friends to this day. That's what hardcore is all about. Playing some new town you've never been to and meeting people you instantly connect with and being able to call them friends 12 years later. Good stuff.

Here's a little where are they now...

Gamewinner: Pat (bartends at the Ottobar and Metro Gallery), Alex (runs Grave Mistake Records, played bass in Government Warning), Duff (is married and works for BGE), Nik (is a dad, an author and teaches English to college kids), Ryan (is a family man).

Standfast: Rory (sings for Soul Control), Brian VE (is a fancy chef), Licky (no idea), Nate (plays guitar in Polar Bear Club).

The Disaster: John (sings for Not Sorry), Pieces (moved to NYC to pursue acting), Brian VE (see above), Jeff (played in Bad Business, currently co-owns his own graphic design business).

The Gacy Project: John (does IT work for government contractors), Mike B (no idea), Mike R (writes this blog), Nik (see above), Duff (see above).


matthewjeromegeary said...

played with Looks Like Rain, Gamewinner and Chernobyl Kids back in 2002 @ Cogans in Norfolk, VA. I was a 16 year old kid in the opening band Clockin' Neemin - remember everyone putting on an awesome show. Also remember you being a genuinely nice guy. I'll be looking to find a flyer from the show, if I find one I'll let you know!

Mike Riley said...

I remember that show. Cogan's and the dude who booked the hardcore shows there (forgetting his name right now) were always cool to my bands. That'd be great if you found a flyer for that show. I might have one too, not sure. Will be picking up with the blog again come January when I'm done with school. Thanks for writing.

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