Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Reel Big Fish Interview!!

Me: How did you guys all form together?
RBF: Well, it’s been years in the making, some sort of process.
Me: How did you guys meet each other though?
RBF: I knew this guy in high school. He played trombone.
Me: Did you play together in a band in high school?
RBF: Yeah, we played in marching band.
We starting playing rock music together, too. For fun, in a bedroom and a friend of ours played drums.

Me: So, how did you name the band?
RBF: Well, the band name, its not a very exciting story, but the band name originated from the guys who first started the band. Aaron barrett, Matt wong, the two founding members. They wanted to call the band The Fisher Kings because there was a movie called the fisher king with Robert Williams, Jeff bridges.
That dreamy jeff bridges!
But they had made a demo, the very first demo for the band was called Reel Big Fish. And the more demos that started circulating around orange county, people just thought that was the name of the band, so they kind of got stuck with the name. and…
Its worked out okay!
And so here we are...
Its much better than the fisher kings!
So the name was a happy accident....

Watch the rest of the interview here. There are even some inherently awkward moments that make the interview just that much more interesting! So, check it out!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reel Big Fish Concert- January 20, 2011

Hey Guys!

Tonight was an event composed of rowdy crowds, crazy people and lots of loud music. Although it's not the experience I am used to- I loved it. The energy that each of the four bands brought fourth was incredible to say the least.
First, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, which I have to admit is a new favorite of mine, came out playing a song which sounded something like a "rock'n' roll" alphabet. With the 4 members of the band wearing matching black sweatsuits, they were adorable! The crowd loved them even more when they threw out a huge circular rainbow pad which blanketed the crowd. Koo Koo Kanga Roo's take on child's music made for a time of dancing, screaming and jumping.

Next up was Suburban Legends. While they were both loud energetic, the songs were slower than Koo Koo Kanga Roo's which downed the overall mood. With that said, most of the crowd had no problem slamming themselves into each other and screaming on the top of their lungs.

After a bit of a break, the favored Aquabats took the stage upon all fans flashing up their Aquabats hand sign. Wearing matching purple spandex shirts and black shorts with grey belts, the Aquabats made the fans wild. At this time, I decided I needed to escape the madness in the center of the pit.

After much, much anticipation, Reel Big Fish took the stage. Aaron Barrett, lead singer, took the stage in a colorful Hawaiian shirt and sported his famous sideburns. Standing from up above, it was clear to see how pumped up the crowd was over RBF. The energy they brought to the stage was incredible and made me want to dance!

Oh, and before that I got to sit down and talk to a few members of RBF, but to read that, you guys will have to stick around and wait for the great answers they gave us. Let's just say that we spoke about babies and Hannah Montana came up. It was very interesting.

( Pictures coming later, too!)

Overall, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and Reel Big Fish were my two favorites, and I think the crowd's favorites as well. All the bands brought energy to the stage and left a mark in my mind. For anyone who is considering seeing any of these bands in the future, I give you two pieces of very helpful advice: 1- Wear closed toe shoes, 2- Prepare to dance and have an AMAZING time- singing and screaming AND dancing!