Sounds like a new game worth inventing, doesn't it?
Today we went down to the Golf and Country Club to watch a show hosted by Double Brutal and Acadian Embassy. We arrived early as Mat was playing with his band Dress Code Casual and we were responsible for the back line. We also had ulterior motives. Those motives were... to tackle the driving range. So we unloaded the gear and then entered the pro shop with high hopes of coming out with a container of balls and a left handed golf club for me because for some reason, swinging actions like baseball or golf require me to use the opposite side of my body that most people will utilize for these activities. Unfortunately for us, all the balls were out on the course at the time because they were having a golf tournament for the weekend and I guess there had been a lot of people practicing on the driving range.
So, I was a little disappointed and wandered downwards through the range picking up golf balls. I examined them slightly, turning them in my hands like tiny fluorescent stress balls. When the older lady with a scowl on her face sped towards me in a golf cart.
"What are you doing with those range balls" She crabbed at me.
"I don't know, I - I..." I stammered nervously. I truly didn't.
"Drop those balls on the ground and leave you're not supposed to be here" She snapped.
Now whether I was supposed to be or not, I feel that when you represent any sort of company that it would be everyone's best interest to treat other people with respect. I was unaware of the rules of the establishment and I still treated her with respect, even though I was pretty upset by the whole situation. Even her work mate thought she was overreacting, and she gave him lip too. I used to work security years ago, it paid the bills... I used to really get annoyed by the guards that took their jobs too seriously, you know the type. The ones who get control happy, are often bitter with their lives and sometimes believe themselves to be police officers. She irked me in that same way. Our bad moods collided, I bit my tongue, politely complied... As I passed by her work partner, I jokingly muttered "I guess I wasn't supposed to be back here haha, have a good day" it helped relieve some of the tension I was feeling. I wasn't hurting anything.
So I went to the playground next door to write in my journal, swing for the first time since childhood and clear my head for a bit before the show.
A few great bands played. Labyrinthian opened up, I always enjoy watching them play and I'm saddened because I know that the frequency of their performances are dwindling on account of a member living in Halifax and the front man performing in two other bands that are very active. Dress Code Casual played and also a band from Halifax called Quaker Parents came down, they were just a drummer and a guitar player but their performance was quite interesting and fun to watch despite the lack of low end. Kuato headlined and they are an awesome instrumental band. Mat and I often refer to them as a band for musicians because of their technicality and the fact that they are instrument. They are very entertaining to watch and had a nice little lighting show and sound clips cued up for their performance. All that stuff takes very careful planning so it was a great learning experience even as a spectator.
After the show was done we packed Darb's van with the gear and off Mat and I went, on a 2 am adventure to the camp for Labour Day weekend.
FYI: Did you know that when you type in Kuato, Firefox spell check thinks you mean Kumquat.