|Meister at the Houses of Parliament|
Nearly immediately upon entering the rather small venue I met bassist Steve Monette. Great to finally meet Steve in person, guitarist John Tennant joined us shortly and they both introduced me to vocalist Tony Ve. There was quite a lot of chatting all around and beer purchasing as they humbly thanked me for my efforts to attend the event. No, boys thank-you for the great music and all you do.
Leading band, Rusted, were also one of the attractions for me, having again been introduced to the band through the same competitor who brought me Shock. They entered the tiny stage to
|Rusted-photo by The Meister|
Joe Thrasher was the next band to crowd the stage and their name was more than appropriate. The band seemed extremely tight, but the music just wasn't overly appealing to me. Probably the most surreal moment took place between Joe Thrasher and Shock's sets as I was approached by a guy who remembered seeing me at Judas Priest in Rochester! How about that? I'm not the only crazy Canadian to travel far and wide for rock and metal!
|Tony Ve & Steve Monette-Meister|
|John Tennant-by Meister|
|Shock @ Mavericks Ottawa October 13, 2014 - photo by The Meister|
|Blaze Bayley Ottawa 2014-photo by The Meister|
After helping the Shock guys load up their gear it was off to catch the 1:30am bus for a five hour trip back to Toronto and then straight to work Tuesday morning.......ahhh it's a "Rock n Roll Life"!
Look for videos from the show coming soon to Decibel Geek's YouTube Channel
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