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6 1/2 hours

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That’s right. We played from 7:00pm until 1:30am. If you add up all the time I was on break, I was off the stage for a grand total of 10 minutes all night. We tried to shut down at the pre-arranged midnight and were immediately mobbed by everyone, including the owner, who informed us that all we had to do was call last call and collect more money from everyone and we could keep playing. We only repeated 4 songs all night. I was quite pleased with Jim and Mike; their appearance, presence, attitude and playing are to be commended.

To whoever stole my Peavey 12 channel sound board: rot in hell.

On a lighter note, check out the pictures from the last two shows, finally uploaded to the pictures section. Thanks to Erica and Megan for the great work in that department.

Pictures from Busters.

“Aaron Traffas, Jimmy Billinger, Mike Kisner at Buster’s.”

From 20040306 Buster’s Saloon, posted by Aaron Traffas on 4/26/2008 (16 items)

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Throw it up

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Long time no log entry. Headed to Buster’s, not looking forward to it for some reason. I just hope we can do a good job.

Capture this love in a neckbone

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The circus is falling down on its knees
Big top is crumbling down
It’s raining in Baltimore, Baby
Where you should be, there’s no one around

–Adam Duritz

I might go crazy

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I gave my sister my camera and told her to take pictures of our show last night. She came up to me about two hours in and told me the batteries were dead. I figured I didn’t get them charged well enough and gave her some alkaline batteries to use. I found out after the show why she ran the batteries down. She took 350 pictures. Look for some of them soon.

We had a great show last night at The Page. Look for us to be back soon.

I’m getting ready to head to PJ’s and check out the open mic nighters with Trevor. We need to relieve some stress.

“Aaron Traffas and Pearl Grey at the Page in Hays, Kansas, featuring Aaron Traffas, Mike Kisner, Jim Billinger, Johnny Lapka”

From 20040228 Page, posted by Aaron Traffas on 4/26/2008 (27 items)

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Jared Pete Gile Band

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Holy cow, folks…these guys are solid. Great show tonight at Bobby T’s.

Guess who showed up. Blaine Younger. I haven’t seen him in quite a while. Fantastic singer/songwriter. I’ll open for him any day. It just might happen. Look for something soon. Thanks for buying the big beers for me. Tyler too.

Biggest show in the world tomorrow night at The Page. Good stuff going on. We’ve actually practiced for this one. Some of us have, anyway. You will not be disappointed. Come out and join 1000 of your closest, soon to be friends at what will be the hoppingest place in Western Kansas. Word.

Learn Tilton thought I was Jason Boland last night.

Peace comes from yeast.

Go to www.reddirtscene.com for a good time. While you’re at it, check Arturo got the Shaft for a good Blog.

I miss Julie.

Looking forward to seeing my new, and especially old, friends at The Page tomorrow night. G’night.

In my ears, man

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Holy damn..

Fantastic show, Pete. I had my doubts coming in, but now you can bet that if ever I’m not playing and the Jared Pete Gile band is, that’s where I’ll be.

I had grandeous plans coming in about leaving after the JPG band and No Justice. I didn’t like Jason Boland. I’ve never seen him put on a good show – until tonight. This guy got good in the course of 6 weeks. Last time I saw him he couldn’t stand up. Now, he’s putting on a rockin’ set. What did he do? I haven’t come back from a show with my ears ringing this badly since I saw the Great Divide with Jim and Blaine.

Thanks to the girl who was grinding against me all night, front and center stage, taking the normal place of someone else whom I missed.

I’ve said too much. I’ll see ya’ll on Saturday night.


Those weren’t even my curtains

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“Dude…all those people have been in my house.” – Mike Kisner, describing the expected crowd at the Page

“She wasn’t no firecracker…she had a figure on her.” – Levi Traffas, describing a recent conquest

“They weren’t even my curtains.” – Levi Traffas, …….