I want to apologize to two of my favorites local Denver bands, Widowers, and Light Travels Faster. Truly, Deeply, and Madly. Why?
Because I was to see the both of you, as well as highly anticipated band Overcasters, Friday night at the Falcon. A gig I'd been waiting 2-3 weeks for, and yet one I completely missed in its entirely. Why, do you ask?
Well, as is typical for me on a night when I'm going to see bands, I'm already working in downtown Denver until 6pm. The shows often don't start until 9pm or 10pm or so, which leaves me a few hours to kill. I hate shopping, I've gots lots of driving, so lots of drinking is out of order...so I usually end up donking it up for an hour or two by playing bar poker at a Denver Poker Tour event, where I truly don't care how I finish, because I'm really just there to kill some time before some great Denver indie rock.
But on this particular night, I was alternately a card rack and a good reader. Picked up AA three times, a few other high pairs, made a couple correct (but really tough) laydowns, and for the most part, had my suckout-avoidance skill working. I won the whole goddamn thing, on a night when I really did not care, and even did not want to. By the time the tourney was over, Light Travels Faster and Widowers were well past done, and I probably couldn't have even gotten to the venue in time for any Overcasters. The results-oriented part of me was kinda pissed, because the result of the night was no awesome live music -- LTF and Widowers are absolutely two of my favorite bands these days.
Unfortunately, this was one of those all-ages events that started right at 9pm, which isn't conducive to running deep in a bar poker game that starts at 7pm. I promise to make it up. And hopefully, some of the few readers here will click the links and check out the tunes.