Congratulations to my niece Bridget! She got a partial scholarship to attend NDNU. She graduated in May and this was a combination (graduation + leaving to college) party. There were so many people! Good food, drinks, family, & friends. We had a DJ but we also wanted to play a couple of songs. We hadn't performed in a long time but it was worth the effort to perform for my niece.
BENNER has been in limbo but this seemed like an appropriate time to come out of hibernation. We had 2 short practices and I can't believe that I had to relearn my basslines. We have over 10 songs but we just focused on 4.
COFFEE CART GIRL
WATCHING YOU PLAY
The first song was an epic fail; we started it and stopped after 15 seconds, then started from the beginning and Dominic & I both got lost at the bridge, after a couple of embarrassing chuckles, we just continued to the ending chorus. The next 3 songs were great. Minus that little hiccup in the beginning, the set went well.
A little speech from the parents and then onto The PBs set. A little playlist of cover songs for my niece. It was a family affair. My bestfriend Ernest on guitar, Me on bass, my nephew Joseph on drums, my niece Kristeena (making her debut) on vox, and my other friend Rich on vocals. We worked with what we had and i'm confident enough to say that the songs came close to sounding similar to the originals.
Last Friday Night was a fun song to start off the set. Now this wasn't planned but my other 3 nieces ended up singing along for the chants: T-G-I-F and the yelling and that actually came out awesome!
Here Comes Your Man
Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance
Raise Your Glass
The songs we picked were pretty easy and repetitive except for Here Comes Your Man. It wasn't my best performance but everybody seemed to like it. Raise Your Glass was a crowd pleaser and it seemed to get everybody hyped. After the set, the DJ started spinning and was playing until the end of the night.