This past Tuesday in Philadelphia, approximately 40 people decided not to go to out and see their friend’s band’s show at Spacebar.
TenForward is (according to their Myspace description written in 2008), a “Philly-based art-rock shoe-gazer band”. They met at liberal arts college and continue to play together despite lack of attendance at their performances and rehearsals.
Dwight Heisenower, a so-called friend of two of the members of TenForward, said “Yeah, I heard they were playing again, and I thought maybe I’d go have a beer, but then it looked like it was gonna be cloudy out and if it’s cloudy I feel like there’s a higher chance of rain or wind, so I didn’t risk it I guess. They also sorta don’t do music good.”
Sheryl O’Terrell, a former girlfriend of all of the band members except the bassist, claimed to be attending in her social media presence, but her physical presence was notably lacking. We caught up with her and asked “What gives Sheryl?”. She replied, “I forgot about the show, then I remembered about it and there was still time to make it over there, but since I had already forgotten about it happening, and I only happened to remember it before it was too late to go, that’s more like I’m good at remembering, and not necessarily like I remembered something that I was actually planning on doing, and that was a good enough excuse to convince myself not to go. Do you know what I mean?”
In any case, the show went on. TenForward played a mellow, slightly out of tune set of shoe-gazing art-rock (as promised) for two members of the opening band and one of their girlfriends. The three attendees all said they thought the show was “okay”, the bartender thought it, “sucked, Guinan would have turned into her true state and destroyed that band.”
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