As a senior in high school, I was huge into emo rock and going to rock shows with my closest friends at Ottobar in Baltimore. Ten years later (wow…hard to believe it has really gone by this fast), I still listen to some of it and it brings back the flood of memories.
I want to focus on the very first show I attended at the Ottobar. I remember walking into this smoky old warehouse in West Baltimore and hearing all of these jam bands prep the way for the opening act. The Promise Ring was the main act that night. I remember how cool it was to see them up close and dancing to their music (well…headbanging to some of it). They played one of my favorite songs, “Red and Blue Jeans.” It has a happy beat, and it was just sheer amazing.
Here’s the video and I will let you back to your normal programming.