Foxy came back to Chi-town this week and I didn’t go this time.. Leaving the reigns to Joe to take the girls.. Seeing that maybe if he saw the girls having fun he’d get why we see them every time.. Maybe..
Nope they ditched him and went to the pit.. Typical girls…
I asked Maia to be a guest blogger this year..
while she sets up her own blog she will come over and help us out time to time..
This is her first blog..
This is her review of Foxy Shazam at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago on December 30 2012..
A show that saw her year out with a huge bang..
Her pics are taken with a smaller cheaper camera.. not my Nikon.. Juts a little Samsung I picked up for stuff like this…
But at least we have some!!!
The sounds of the trains zoomed by as me and Emily waited in the 20 ft. line in the bitter cold Chicago wind. The line moved slowly but it was entertaining to watch the dumb people in just t-shirts and jeans shivering every time the train passed.
The line moved quickly and before we knew it we were pushed into the building and immediately carded since the concert was a 17 and over concert. The first area of the bottom lounge was the double level bar that was a gate around it. The bar did not smell of liquor but as the night progressed the smell of beer and overpriced cocktails filled the room. When we turned our tickets in we were put into a small space with a stage it was tiny compared to some of the clubs me and Emily have gone too but none the less me and Emily made our way to the already condensed mosh pit. Unfortunately we lost our spots in the mosh pit because I had to use the restroom, but luck was on our side. When we left the restroom, we saw Sky from foxy Shazam.
Emily was overjoyed he was her favorite in the band and we got to take a picture with him. We then made our way back to our old spots in the mosh pit behind extremely tall guys like these people in the mosh pit made me feel like a midget. I could barely see the concert but that would not stop me from enjoying the concert.
The first band was Volcano something; I do not remember the name. They were good and all but they weren’t that impressive. The second band had the most amusing name to make fun of they were called the super Happy fun club. They were the worst band I have ever seen. They were super old looking trying to act like they were teenagers again.
We waited as we stood behind two overly drunk girls who took a photo with Emily they rushed the stage the second foxy went on.
When Foxy went on the entire audience condensed into an upper mosh pit. That is when things got violent. I and Emily were thrashed about but we never lost against the mosh pit. Foxy was splendid and delivered another performance worth seeing. The beginning of the show was great but the biggest shock was that the lead singer (Eric) in Foxy hair’s was known beech blond and short. I did not recognize him at first. The show was filled with fewer jokes then the previous shows we had seen but it was fun to watch none the less. During “Unstoppable” he even quoted my favorite child hood song “Dragula” by Rob Zombie. Which was lost on the audience but I laughed at that.
I got my first almost injury in a mosh pit as a guy who reeked of cheap beer ran straight into me while leaving the mosh pit. The first half of the show was awesome when they played the classic Foxy music. They then left the stage and the room was completely dark. They returned in different costumes and rocked new songs from the album “Church of rock and roll”. Sky did crowd surfing with his keyboard and the mosh pit condensed again. The show continued to get better and more entertaining. The show did not disappoint and I and Emily had to go get our coats from the coat check at the end which the line of which was like the, mosh pit itself. The concert was good as our third time seeing Foxy and they impressed us once again. Overall Foxy Shazam is still one of the best bands I have ever seen live.
Maia took this video
Quality not great but sound is fantastic…