40 BANDS 80 MINUTES! PREMIERE & AFTERPARTY REPORT


Thank you, everyone who came to the premiere screenings of 40 BANDS 80 MINUTES! last night. You guys gave me the best day of my life.

Seriously.

It kept building into the night, too. Over 250 people saw the movie.

The event was a HUGE success.

Your kindness was much appreciated, and your criticisms well-considered.

The bands all got tons of applause, so…

Look out, world, here we come!!

Check out the photos below. There are more premiere photos here!

Please come to the show tonight 11/20 with WHITMAN, NOSAJTHING, CREEKBIRD (ALL THREE ARE IN THE MOVIE!), KNIGHT RIDER, THE NEW BLOODS and THE VONNEGUTS (last two from Portland).

The 40 BANDS! segments featuring Whitman, Jason Nosajthing and Creekbird all got tremendous response last night at the premiere. Don’t miss these guys live in person!!

Starts 9:30pm / all-ages / $5 / www.ilcorral.net

Next Monday 11/27: 40 BANDS! DVD RELEASE PARTY with CREEKBIRD, NAOMI, WILLIAM CARUSO (ANOTHER TRIO OF 40 BANDS! PEEPS) & THE HOLIDAYS, ALEXIS GIDEON VS. DAN DEACON, and DIE ROCKERS DIE.

Starts 9:30pm / all-ages / $5 / free for 40 BANDS! participants—get your DVDs this night

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I know a lot of you will be getting the DVD for free on November 27th because you played in the movie. Have you considered buying additional copies? I mean, seriously, your cool cousin or niece or nephew or uncle is going to love this. You—on a DVD? For $10!? What could could be a better holiday gift?
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Okay, premiere pix:

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Adriana & her sister smile

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The SAA crew!

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40 BANDS 80 MINUTES! DVDS… Can U believe it!?

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Waiting

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Between screenings

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Chris & Adriana and Sounds Are Active get my nomination for culture boosters of the year.

There are more premiere photos here!

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Afterparty madness! Ponce de Leon… fucking incredible!!

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Wanda jams!

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Beej

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Christie and her gorgeous vacuum cleaner waltz.

Now, it got kinda crazy late last night. Christian Cummings played an awesome song called “I Wanna Be An Artist” and he had the audience in the palm of his hand (as usual). The kids from Robin Williams On Fire were there, there was a beautiful jam session, and a trip to Lenny’s ended in mad salsa dancing in a parking lot at 3am… whatta day!!!!! :)

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  1. Bus God Nik

    Thank you, Sean, for funnelling so much time, energy and money into this project. What you said last night at the premiere was true – in the process of assembling this piece, you really did breathe life into Il Corral not just as a venue, but as a character – a living, breathing, drinking, noisy, rampaging, night owl of an entity.

    The screening was a fucking BLAST. Thanks for making all this possible.

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