We drove through the night from the Coalessence Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to Houston, Texas... the first time BLVD would be visiting! Hurricane Ike hit the city about 3 weeks before, and the stories sounded like some pretty intense clean-up happened over the weeks leading up to our arrival... century-old trees with 10-foot stumps up-routed into the air... Showers of glass from windows breaking in the high winds... Days and days of chainsawing broken limbs... my favorite quote: "There's a sailboat in my yard and it's not mine."
Club Dub Dub is actually in a residential area called Houston Heights, nestled in the trees behind the owner's house. The venue itself actually has a rich history of bands playing there over the years. It's become a favorite tour stop for many bands on the road due the intimate setting and amazing hospitality. We were treated to a great dinner and had an entire section of the house to call home for the night.
It was an honor for BLVD to be the first performance at the Club since the hurricane had rolled through. The start time was earlier that we are used to for a Saturday night, but a good number of people made it out by 9:00 when we started. By the time we were in the thick of the show, you would have thought we were in a downtown club by how much the people were getting down.
The people of Houston that came out to the show were amazing and encouraged us to come again, and it was fun to spend time hanging out after the show. I was joking with some people that it was a pleasure to be done with the show before midnight, because usually we would be rolling into a hotel at 4:00 in the morning! But the concensus was that rocking at Club Dub Dub was the perfect way for people to shake off the vibes from the hurricane. Thanks for inviting us!