Monday, September 12, 2005

seconds before disaster struck

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This picture was taken seconds before disaster struck. It was 1st&10 on the 33 yard line, 59 seconds to go, down by 3. The ball was snapped, Bulger passed to Isaac Bruce, the ball deflected and a 49er defender fell backwards, somehow the ball ended up in his hands as he landed on a teammate, and the game was over....Why not just run the ball a couple times and let Wilkins hit that field goal!! I was surrounded by thousands of 49er fans in the stadium and I was miserable. I was speechless, in shock, I can't believe we lost to the 49ers!! But hey 49er fans your half way to your win total from last year...2. Wait till we meet again in St. Louis baby!!

40 Watt Hype @ Monster Park 9/11/05

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The Goldmine was poppin on opening day as the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers collided at Monster Park. An early set, I mean early. We started at 9am! the 49er cheerleaders were diggin it as they posed for photos. The mascot Sourdough Sam sat in for a tune, not bad for a dude in a 50 pound suit. The game was packed, lots of Rams fans, lots of Rams fans from Fresno.....Anyone coming to future 49ers home games, come say whats up, we'll be at the Goldmine in the F plaza.

Vivo en Arte Americas 9/2/05

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After a heated set at the Fulton Plaza the night before. We were ready for another night of music, this time it was at the beautiful outdoor plaza at the Latin cultural museum Arte Americas. This is on of our favorite places to play in Fresno. Our show was also the last day of the art exhibit "Resurrection!" by legendary grafitti crew GTL. GTL and 40 Watt Hype combine for a night to remember, two of Fresno's emerging artists in music and paint together in their hometown. It was a marathon 2 hour set under the lights, but what a great night it was.

Fulron Plaza 9/1/05

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Things were looking up downtown September 1st for the last concert in the music series "Fulton Plaza Thursdays." Violinist Patrick Contrares started out the night with a solo set. Next up was Los Hooligans, supporting their new release "Mafioso Ska." Tight and professional as always, the crowd was warming up by now. We came up as the sum was going down and hit the crowd of 500 with the home grown sound. It was nice to play a free show infront of a crowd full of family, friends and peers. After 40 Watt Hype was the Mofo Party Band who dropped a heavy, sweaty bluesy set and finished off the night with style and substance. A great night for Fresno, pat yourselves on the back you delivered a successful concert series downtown. That is what this town needs more of.