Saturday, May 2, 2009

100Monkeys @ Viper Room for Farewell L.A. Gig!

While Jackson Rathbone is back east filming The Last Airbender, his band mates from the 100Monkeys said good bye to their Los Angeles fans tonight at an unexpected show at the Viper Room on Sunset Blvd. On May 9th the guys will kick off their summer tour in Orlando, Florida and from what the guys said they won’t return to Los Angeles until August. Yep that means no 100Monkeys all summer long!
As usual the guys put on a great show! Ben Johnson actually sang lead for Smoke and the Monkey Song (written by his friend Spencer Bell) which is always a treat for me. I love to see BenJ sing he reminds me of a kid whose parents aren’t home and he has the house to himself for the first time ever.
Its still amazes me the energy they create, I don’t think I’ve ever left one of their performances thinking ‘Wow I’m bored!’ but they always leave me wanting more. And when they play Orson Browl and the whole place shakes you wonder where they get that sudden burst of energy and at that point you know it can’t be contained.

I guess until August I will have to live vicariously through the pictures I see posted and hope to get small glimpse of my Monkey men!

Hey you people on the East Coast, take care of the 100Monkeys!! Show them a real good time and please send them back to L.A. with fond memories. So I will review all my old videos and pictures. I might even post a few here and there. I will conduct power searches on YouTube for new video.

Ben Johnson singing SMOKE (this video is a little shaky but was having a hard time finding BennyJ).

1 comment:

  1. Awww...Tam, I'm sorry, I know you're going to miss the guys something fierce! Great pics and vid, Sister.