First and foremost THANK YOU all for supporting this show! Especially on a Monday! Jobs, homework, babysitters, budgets, are all things that can affect the outcome of a successful turnout, but ya'll did it anyway! Again Thank you so much!
I've always heard GREAT GREAT things about this big big band from the UK called
Bloc Party, so I went on a downloading spree and was instantly hooked. Being a performer myself, i'm all about the live show. I'm really fascinated by where artists take their live performances - The energy.. Connection with the crowd. Its special.. I started asking around about the next time they'd be performing live in Texas. Unfortunately, I was told i'd probably never see em' live unless I took a trip to the UK or Lollapalooza. So my wheels started spinnin..
Carlton Zeus is not a promoter..
I'm just a local musician dude that wanted to bring more good music to San Antonio, Texas. We did really well last year with music & merch sales, thanks to ya'll! So, I figured I'd try my best to do something worthwhile with what ya'll supported us with.
In addition to that, to better understand my craft, I always kinda maybe sorta wanted to see what it was like on the other side of booking. So as unlikely as it seemed, I thought it was worth a shot.
Worst case scenario:
I lose my life-savings and hang my head in shame for 20 mins or so..
"Some ppl said San Antonio wasn't ready..."
Everyday since we've announced this show, i've been on the phone & email coordinating with Josabis to make sure this show was as big and smooth as a 500,000 elephants wrapped in silk.
Easier said than done, but in the end, it was beyond anything i'd ever imagined. Hours before we opened the gates, there was a line wrapped around the parking lot with the most interesting and upbeat people. I left to go pick up the band from their hotel and as we pulled up, it was like... the same feeling I had when i saw snow in Brownsville, TX for the first time..
Big special thanks to Josabis for standing by me on this!