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So, I went with my brother to the show at the Big Easy last night with an open mind...beyond knowing I am not into hard rock which would be the type of music playing. I have to say, for hard rock bands, three out of the four bands really were awful. 

The only good band, One Fall, was one that sounded just like Soundgarden. Not very original at all. But they were the band who we had gotten the tickets from and three of the band members actually went to high school with Russell. They were nice guys...just were stuck in the era of grunge circa 1994.

One of the other bands, Odd#Out, had a lead singer that attempted to sound like Kurt Cobain and was fine until the female bassist tried to harmonize and made it clear her mic should be turned off so she cannot be heard singing. Another band, Flyreal, kept plugging their webpage and the lead singer was so full of himself it was amusing to watch. The band members of One Fall, who were sitting at our table, had fun making fun of the guy while the band played. Mimicking him and chanting the website name over and over again. The headlining band, Neveready, was so dull Russell decided it was time to leave after 2 songs. It was very, very, boring night musically.

Russell's co-workers were all right, except for the one who kept hitting on me and staring at me for long periods of time making me uncomfortable. He smacked of desperation in how he approached me, had nothing in common with me, was about 24 years old, was not the slightest bit cute, and I was polite but also not very inviting hoping he would get the hint I wasn't interested...but he didn't. 

He got annoyed, like small-minded men do, and made sure to insult me by insisting I had some sort of twisted, sick, relationship going on with my brother, and that is when I bailed for the bathroom and let Russell know I would like to leave soon.  Yeah, don't get your way so be an ass to the woman you are hitting on...that ALWAYS works out well.

Now I am bowing out of going to First Night tomorrow night (New Year's Eve) because the same idiot invited himself to go with my brother and I. I know he only did that to try to hit on me again because he only decided he would go with Russell once he found out I was going. That sounds like no fun to me and I don't relish having to ditch them and being on my own most the night. Russell's saying that this guy can come along totally killed any desire of mine to go. I would rather stay home, be bored, and watch movies. I love going out but not if I have to deal with this idiot hitting on me the whole night.

I also noticed that no one dresses up to go out in Spokane. Most the people were in sweatshirts and really old looking, dumpy, jeans. It was like they were going to the Mall or to do some drywall. I was wearing a black shirt, jeans, and black wedge sandals and I felt overdressed! People here in Spokane, they are just don't have any concept of dressing to go out. They always look like they just rolled out of bed. I cannot wait to move away where people actually know that to go out to a club, bar, event, or even a concert you DRESS UP.

Yeah, it was a boring night out but at least I only bought a plastic cup of beer which set me back $4.97, an outrageous price for a small plastic cup of beer. I didn't have to buy the ticket because the band gave them away for free to friends and Russell got the tickets from a band member's girlfriend that he works with. 

Yes, the nightlife in Spokane is seriously lacking and if it were a heart monitor would be "flatlined".

An amusing sidenote, it seems everyone Russell works with assumes I have a lot of money because I am a photographer. Mind you, none of them said they could "afford professional photos" yet they all assumed that I was loaded with cash. How can I be when everyone in Spokane I meet cannot afford to pay for photos? Too funny.

There are no cameras allowed at the Big Easy, at least "professional cameras" (which is what I own), so I took a few, inferior, cell phone photos. I will now share them.



Above: The band tuning up. Cellphone picture.



Above: The band, that gave us the tickets, starts playing.



Above: Intense, flashing, light use is alive an well at the Big Easy.



Above:More of the band playing.



Above: Russell drinks his 5th beer at the Big Easy.
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