True true... paying the bills and cutting corners... first corner to cut was the $500+/mo. ticket/cover charge and alcohol consumption at the bar... Guess seeing shows 4-12 times a month was a bit excessive, even if most were local and crappy.
I'll have to download the Norther cover. I wanted to see Judas Priest sooo bad. Them and Buckethead - which my bosses husband scored 6 tickets to and brought all of her kids (all 16 and under). Meh. Gwar was the first "real" metal show my wife has been to. Chemlab/Skeleton key didn't count because Chemlab is just ridiculous.
She tried the overexposure thing to me, only with xmas music this year.... which spawned only more metal! Oh, and our dog's official favorite band is also Judas Priest. He gets all hyper when Rob Halford starts screaming. It's almost as ridiculous and hilarious as Chemlab, but not quite.
:) When I met my wife, the only thing she said regarding music was that she listened to just about everything.... except metal. Muahahaha - oh how things have changed. After planning and having a Heavy Metal Martini party back around 6.6.06, she'd been subjected to so much Slayer, Judas Priest, and Dimmu Borgir that she keeps metal albums in her car now. Big steps :) She still hates most death metal ... esp. Gorgoroth and Cradle of Filth.
My friend recently hooked me up with 17GB of music, most of which is metal... so I'm going through album by album. Listening to the Abominable Iron Sloth right now. Have you heard the Dimmu Borgir cover of Twisted Sister's "Burn in Hell"? That cracks me up.
Everyone asks if I got bled on at Gwar. Sadly not, but the massive guy in front of me got soaked. And I was wearing 4" platform boots! It didn't help that I was standing in front of the sound booth.
I need $ to go concerting again. It has been tooooo long. I want Skeleton Key to tour again.
I keep contemplating about whether I should start playing W.O.W. or not. People keep telling me not to do it because I will then never want to come out of my house again, but it looks quite intriguing.