Notes from Das Boot 204

6/16/14 Hasselt, Belgium

A few headlining shows before the last couple of festivals and then home. We did Download Festival in England on Saturday and it was pretty fucking dire. The only band I wanted to see was Orange Goblin and they delivered the heavy-osity that these festivals promise. And then something odd happened, I was talked into going to see Twisted Sister. I never like Twisted Sister, never. Never dug their good timey singalong hard rock bullshit, never liked their us vs. them videos. Didn’t like their look, a cross between Sha Na Na and New York Dolls. Nothing about them appealed me at all. But they put on a great show. All their corny bullshit worked, it was a band as motivational speaker. And although I will never listen to them on purpose, I do have new found respect for them, which I’m sure will let them sleep a little easier.
And now a brief word on kilts. I’ve seen some kilt wearing guys at most of these festivals most of them are defensive about their attire choice. Unless you’re in the Scottish Dragoons ( or whatever they are actually called) you should expect a couple of “hey that dude’s wearing a skirt” looks. I don’t give a shit what you wear and I don’t want to hear your explanations. If a guy was wearing a stovepipe hat and wasn’t a Lincoln impersonator he would get looks as well, deal with it.

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Statue of nude Alfred Hitchcock with dog ( I think)

    • Spank
    • June 16th, 2014

    So, you’re a SMF friend of TFS now ??

    Hey, do you remember that bar on Rt. 35 in Hazlet that had the airplane on it’s roof? I saw them there, around 1978, and I just remembered ….. I’m old as fuck.

    Dee Snider stole a beer from me at the Tradewinds, grabbed it right outta my hands …… MF’er owes me a Heineken, I don’t forget that shit.

  1. Amen on the whole kilt business. Yes, we get it, pal. You’re an iconoclast. And dorky looking to boot.

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