I hope everyone had a great weekend.
I took a few hours off from feeding/changing/hanging with the kid to go play Bring The Noise with Public Enemy. They were playing on the Sunset Strip Music Festival which was literally on Sunset. There was a stage at the Key Club facing west and a stage at the Whisky facing east and the whole street in between was closed. The vibe was amazing. It was so cool to see so many people out for the show and Sunset just looked great with a giant crowd standing on it.
I got to PE’s dressing room and found their guitar player Khari so we could go over the arrangement. They do it differently than the way we do it in Anthrax and I needed a quick refresher.
I saw Flav right after that. The man doesn’t age! It’s always great to hang with Flav and it’s great to see how the masses just fucking love him! I headed over to the stage and there was the main man, Chuck D, sitting on a road case behind the stage going over the set. I still get nervous around Chuck, I am just such a fan and I always feel like it’s 1988 all over again when I see him. Anyway, we went over what we were going to do and he basically said, “Whatever you want to do Scotty, as long as you’re loud!”
That’s never a problem for me.
PE went on and I was standing next to DJ Lord watching them tear through Public Enemy No.1, Welcome To The Terrordome, Prophets Of Rage, Don’t Believe The Hype, Show ‘Em Whatcha Got and then it was time for Bring The Noise. We hit it HARD!!! The crowd was nuts, a sea of jumpers and Chuck and Flav matched them step for step. I got to rap the 3rd verse sandwiched by Chuck on my right and Flav on my left. To get to rap this with them is always surreal for me. I am not a rapper, but I know that song and when I’m on stage doing it face to face with PE it’s adrenalizing.
It was all over too fast and next thing I knew I was back home telling my 2-month old all about it.