We had a great time at Grasshopperpalooza ’13. A festival showcasing local (San Antonio and Austin) bands. Of course being the new band in the mix we had an early slot (7:30pm) and not having the chance for a sound check (none of the bands had a sound check) using the amps provided, we pulled off our first gig as Heat of the Sun with a positive note. We struck up friendships with other bands (Mount Sherpa, Ghost Police and Modern Monarchs from Ft Worth Tx) and are planning to gig with each other soon.
So on that front it was very successful. No one wants to gig with you until they hear what you’re doing (it’s only natural). Sure we have our own little things we are going back into the rehearsal space to work on so we can polish and create an entertaining show. Stay tuned!
On the 2nd day (the heavy bands) The Grasshopper Lies Heavy pulled out the older tunes which they named ‘The Mosh Set’. It was like going to a TGLH show two years ago. It was the first crowd surfing I’d seen since the old show days.
We will let you know soon about upcoming gigs. Jordan goes off to DBU in Dallas in the middle of August so we’ll work out the details as the situation presents itself. We also are talking to Ryan Ward of Modern Monarchs about doing some shows in Ft.Worth and Denton. Again we’ll try to keep you posted.