Sunday, October 17, 2010
Daddy's Alter Ego
This weekend, Doug got to launch a new project band. He's been the go-to guy for area bands when someone wants to put together a fun tribute band for a couple of random shows then retire. To date, he's played lead guitar in a KISS cover band, a Guns & Roses cover band, and a Jesus Lizard cover band. The shows are always a total blast to go to, grown men dressed in costumes and taking on persona's of famous rockers, playing to hundreds of music loving fans that know the words to every song.
The new project is called Pryo-Maniacs and they play hair metal hits of the 80's. Months of traveling to rehearse, countless hours of learning the songs and listening to them again and again, all came to a conclusion Friday evening in front of a jubilant crowd of 650. I didn't get to attend the show, due to my plans for the LLL conference, so I had to just enjoy the photos and thoughts shared by friends on Facebook. I hear videos were shot, so hopefully those will be shared soon, too.
I'm glad he got the chance to do something he loves and is passionate about. There's talk of a second show sometime in the future, so I will try my best to catch them then.