CBA Ladies Jess Hollows, Erin Vosburgh, Tara Lyn Cairo and I arrived at The Khyber in Philly around 7 PM last night to wait it out for the entrance to the bar.Â When we arrived there were a good thirty people already there, some of them had gone to the earlier show that was all ages.
I decided that waiting in line wasn’t going to be where I needed to be to get proper photos of the show, so I went inside and talked to the bouncer.Â He graciously allowed Jess and I to stay inside.Â While we were standing right at the entrance to the stage floor, Jackson and Ben nonchalantly passed us right by to inspect the stage…Yes…Jess almost fainted…While we were waiting, a television camera crew came in and asked me what all the fuss was about.Â Apparently, they had seen the line curve around the block and needed to see what it was for.
As soon as i saw that they were allowing people in I bolted to my corner of the stage right in front of the keyboards to wait.Â The opening acts came on well after 9PM and finished around 11PM.Â The band The National Rifle were very energetic and the bassist even lost his pants from jumping up and down so much.
It was quite a show.Â Finally….100 Monkeys graced the stage around 11:15 PM.Â Once onstage, Jackson asks fans to make up something that he can make up a song about.Â Then they continue into music from their CD.
All of the guys are very talented, able to play every instrument during the show.Â The members are:Â Ben Graupner, Jerad Anderson, Ben Johnson and last but very not least Jackson Rathbone.Â Jackson went from keyboards to drums to guitar and back again.Â He was great.
They played until all of them were dripping wet with sweat and unfortunately directly after they show they left the club.Â All in all, it was a great experience for all of us CBA ladies;Â I would definitely do it again.Â Erin is amazing at schmoozing, she was chatting up Marty the manager for quite a bit.Â Jess did a great job on the Twitter and Tara was amazing at keeping the crowd in back of us from us into the stage….Once again…. CBA ROCKS!!!
Kim did a great job reporting the show, so I just wanted to add in my own little two cents and some of the pics I was able to snap. My pics are no comparison to hers, but I’m proud of my little digicam.
First, I would just like agree with Kim that going to the show with the CBA ladies was the icing on the cupcake. We laughed, we protected our area in front of the stage, we chatted with other fans and we made sure everyone knew about the site.
When Kim and I were granted permission to be inside the bar prior to the doors for the show being openned, I can remember looking into my purse for something and glancing up to see Jackson and Ben walking right towards us. I didn’t even have time to do anything but grin at Jackson’s smile and realize in my head that he was right there. Literally mere inches away. They went down to check out the staging area and then went back out the door. Just like that. No muss, no fuss. Also, I twittered that Marty was sans banana suit, but the suit appeared for the show!
The word that Jackson made the first song up for was “cake”. I love that they can just jam out on stage about anything and make it up as they go with it sounding fantastic. Near the end of the show, Jackson asked for a phrase as inspiration for another song. A girl in the audience gave him “That’s what she said” and we were graced with a song full of “that’s what she said” jokes.Â I loved this as many can tell you that this phrase is my answer to any sentence spoken that can be taken the wrong way.
The band also played songs by their late friend Spencer Bell, a wonderful musician who lost a battle to Adrenal Cancer.Â I really enjoyed the song “Twenty To One”.
The guys are talented, down to Earth and energetic.Â Honestly, I would love this band with or without my addiction to Twilight, but I am not sure that I would ever have been exposed to them without the book.
(I would also like to add that I am proud of myself for Twittering on my Blackberry considering I had never Twittered before yesterday.)
Check out the rest of my pics over at my photobucket (please do not use without permission)
Thanks to Vision2Vision for posting their video of “That’s What She Said” on youtube! Check it out!!