Monday, March 1, 2010
Buy Me A Rose (03.01.10)
Photos courtesy of Triana Caldera
I just wrapped up the final stop (at least for the time being) on my "New to Me" mini-tour of places in SL where I've never performed before. Today's show was at Buy Me A Rose, and I must admit to you: of the three new places I played in the past few days, I had the least high hopes for this show. Why? I had my reasons.
First, it's been awhile since I played at some random place at 12 noon on a Monday. I tend to be a bit US-centric when I consider show times, and I assumed that I probably wouldn't get many of my fans to come out during this time slot, but I was wrong; we had several Zaksters there including a few that I don't get to see on a regular basis, so that was very cool. And the venue itself seemed to be bringing in their own friends as well, so I had a good 20 folks there at one point -- not at all bad for a mid-day show on a weekday.
Second, you never really know what to expect when you play a venue that's part of a shopping mall in SL. I've had a couple of regrettable gigs where the entire time, the audience was being hit over the head with spammy sales messages. However, the folks at Buy Me A Rose were terrific. The venue itself is in its own area, so it just feels like a nicely-decorated outdoor stage. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the place and the people who ran it.
So after all, it turned out to be a very fun show, and I was happy with my own performance... voice felt good, and my guitar seemed to be working. And, as per my goal of playing new places, I hopefully connected with a number of new fans, or made some friends, or both.
Set list at Buy Me A Rose...
Pigs on the Wing Part 1 (Pink Floyd)
You're Like a Cloud (Zak Claxton)
Bertha (Grateful Dead)
This Afternoon (Zak Claxton)
Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
Fade Away (Zak Claxton)
Summer Breeze (Seals & Crofts)
Fire & Rain (James Taylor)
Always Tomorrow (Zak Claxton)
Down by the River (Neil Young)
Thanks Anyway (Zak Claxton)
Thanks to everyone who supported my show today and made it a lot of fun!
Vick Forcella, Melissavp Islander, Broook Baxton, Triana Caldera, Eli Schlegal, Diana Renoir, Nils Apfelbaum, Beccca Baxton, EmeraldRose Pearl, Annabel Trafalgar, and Glolo Ling!
Posted by Zak Claxton at 1:35 PM