Gypsy Tea Room (ballroom). Dallas, Texas. 10.13.04
Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:48 am
The Dallas show awaits us. Good times. Friends. The first place to really
embrace Eisley's music... There's no place like Dallas. Can't wait. See
you guys tonight. Will try to get there early to load in. Make sure you get
there early for tickets if you don't have one. The line last time wrapped
around the block and tons of Eisle fans never made it in before doors.
Dallas wins. No contest. At no other venue did fans start clapping in unison for
Eisley to come out...and then beg outloud for an encore. The enthusiasm and
interraction and connection between the band and the audience was amazing. Add to
this that the sound was the best of the entire tour and you have a solid Dallas
victory that can't be rivaled. I applaud the Dallas fans and those who drove from
nearby markets to see the opener.
Also - The Tea Room... managers, staff, crew, sound, security... everyone, as usual,
was so sweet to us. (there, i used the best word to describe the reality). Scott Begs,
the promoter, told me over and over how much they enjoyed the band, how the kicked
A___.... even an hour after we'd gone ( I left my video cam in the kitchen where we
broke down the gear) that the crew and everyone was still talking about Eisley...how
amazing they were and how nice. I'm not bloating; I'm just telling you what kind of
people work at The Gypsy Ballroom.
And a separate paragraph of cheers for Tommy - who is a huge eisley fan....and ran
sound tonight. I... I... I can't continue. I'm losing medulic data through my dorsal
We leave for Birming the ham at 11am. I'm beat... bd
The Dallas show was like a big family renunion. Hundreds of friends who've been
coming to this bands' shows - reaching as far back as 1999. Layers and layers of
friends and boardies spanning the band's history. It was so great.
Talking to Nathan from S.P. after was refreshing... he watched the show from the
back of the room; he was so amused that Texans were demanding an encore...
thought the crowd was amazing... and was so thankful for their response as well. We
were reflecting on the tour... how it's gone by like wildfire... but when we think back to
Atlanta, it seems like a month ago. Strange.
Thanks to everyone who came out. I mean it. ok then. Pics up in a few days... bd
I did mention that Eisley is headlining the New Years Eve party at Trees right? ok.