Back to School Weekend at the Abbey Bar was Back to Harrisburg Weekend for We Were Promised Jetpacks and J Roddy Walston and the Business to continue Jersey Mike’s Back To School Extravaganza!
Minshara opened for Jetpacks on Saturday the 8th and it was the best show I’ve ever seen them play, for sure. They get better every time I see them. As for We Were Promised Jetpacks… Man, I could listen to those albums over and over again but I have to say, they are a live band. Kept having to put my camera in front of my mouth so I’d stop catching flies. My face was in perma-awe. Great show.
On Sunday the 9th, I moseyed around while J Roddy and The Line loaded in, ate dinner, sound checked and then I dragged them out front to shoot. I finally got my moments of portraiture for the weekend. Those few awkward moments where I give little direction, make a few lame jokes, and shoot a few frames…
The show that followed was on point. In spite of Josh telling me a million times to come to one of their shows, somehow I hadn’t seen The Line yet. I was disappointed… that it took me this freakin’ long to see them play! I’ve been missing out. They’re solid and they’re still punk. I love that about them.
J Roddy was incredible, as usual. I can’t reiterate enough that I’ve never seen anyone rock out on a keyboard quite like that. They concluded the weekend well.
We Were Promised Jetpacks:
J Roddy Walston and The Business: