The Babbling Brooke
HM correspondent and photographer Brooke Long dishes on her evening:
Pulling up to Fish Head Cantina, it looks like a typical restaurant. Never before being there, I walked to the patio area, (where) I was surprised to find a stage with lighting … so this is where the music happens. Once Blood Of The Martyrs began their stage set up, I noticed the crowd halting their conversations, putting their phones away and inching toward the stage. The main event. Once the house lights went down, the crowd went ballistic. Their opening song, “Lady Nightshade,” made the crowd go insane. Right out of the gate, the intense, high energy from the band is super contagious.
Taking a pause before (a later) song, bass player Bobby Huotari takes a minute to talk to the crowd: ‘Everyone that came out to the show mean the world to us. We aren’t standing up here as a band in front of you guys, we are just a bunch of guys playing music and having fun. Thank you so much and God Bless.’ Behind their heavy metal exterior, they are a bunch of down to earth and humble guys.
Ending the show with “Colonel Gentleman” and “12 Counts Of Sass In The First Degree,” the crowd — and especially myself — were not ready for the show to end. When I met with the band, they were extremely humble and eager to talk with everyone that came out to their show. This is defnitely a band you want to see live. You will not be disappointed.