Trouble was the headlining band at the Mama Tried pre-party at the Harley-Davidson Museum. I'll be honest, I was really excited to see Mount Salem but I had no idea who Trouble was. Well, shame on me. It's embarrassing really. If you don't know Trouble, learn a little bit about the band's history here, and then go start buying their albums (I just started with their self-titled album and will probably pick up Psalm 9 next). They are one of the earliest doom metal bands dating all the way back to 1979. They rocked and it was a great way to get an education.
Check out bassist Bobby Good Times in a Heavy t-shirt.
Here's a bunch of photos from their set:
I took some video when they decided to pay tribute to Black Sabbath and cover their song "Supernaut". Some guy decided to stage dive into the crowd and took out an innocent bystander very close to me. I'm not sure if that was the plan or if he thought the crowd would catch him. The crowd wasn't packed very tightly and just let him fall. Amazingly, he managed to hold onto his beer and seemed unhurt. I'm not sure the same can be said for the person that he destroyed.
After the official pre-party was over, the party continued for many of us at the Rah Mah Dah where Ruth was slinging Coors Light and overpriced mixed drinks from behind the bar.
Lots of photos from the bike show will be posted next but they're taking a while to edit since I took so many. Hold tight.