As 2014 comes to a close, the theme still seems to be
Consistent Inconsistency, as it pertains to the results at our shows. This year we made our first foray into my home state of Rhode Island on behalf of a great shelter for women and children called
Lucy's Hearth, but ran into some difficulty with the Rhode Island music scene. Kudos, though, to KC's Tap in Pawtucket for stepping up and hosting our show. Although the attendance was low, it was an amazing show - the kind of show that reminds me that while a higher monetary total is nice, it's just as important/impressive when musicians and fans get together to help those less fortunate.
This year we also experienced the opposite end of the spectrum, as we put on our first show at Sammy's Patio, and came away with a whopping total of $1,135.75 raised for the
Lowell Transitional Living Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen - the most we ever made in a single show.
Much thanks to Dante Gaeta and
Killer Robot Promotions for putting a ton of time, energy, and promotion into the show.
In 2014 we also experienced some difficulty with venues, which limited us to only doing 5 shows, instead of the 7 shows a year we usually put on.
All in all, it's all good.
Icontinue to be amazed at how much people are willing to give of themselves to help the homeless. One of the best things about these shows is seeing the positive side of human nature, instead of the ugliness I see perpetrated upon the homeless on a regular basis.
Thank You to all involved in every aspect of what we're doing - every single one of you is irreplaceable in this chain.
Thank You to the following bands for playing our shows this year - check'em out!