Last night was pretty interesting..
I got to Traralgon hours before the show, warmed up, went on, got 5 songs in. As usual. Then someone threw a glass (glass, not plastic) that hit me about an inch under my eye. At that point, I ended the show.
Couple things about it all..
I'm lucky enough that I get to do what I love for a living. I never lose sight of that. If you follow me on here you should know, and not in some bullshit "thank the stars and moon" pseudo hippie way, but in a genuine, real world way, that I'm thankful as fuck to the people who support me. I do as much as I can to pay that support back.
But bottom line, I owe basic respect to myself, and to the people I share a stage with. They're fam. There has to be a zero tolerance for that shit. If me or my crew get hurt and have to cancel shows, there's a group of people I'm responsible for who are directly effected. It's bigger than just me. We're on stage to smash, but not at the expense of personal safety. If that hit me square in the eye and broke, who knows? It wasn't far off.
The vast majority get exactly where I'm coming from, and reading comments from people who've driven ages to be there, paid for hotels etc really fucks with me. I apologize to you guys, and everyone who missed out because of one fuckwit. It takes a lot for me to not put you guys first, but this was one of those times. In fact, it's the first time in my music career.
Anyway, Traralgon I've got bulk love for you. This doesn't reflect badly on the rest of you. So, we are already trying to reschedule a Traralgon show with the venue, that your tickets from last night will be valid for at no extra cost. From my side of it, I'm pushing for that. I know if it happens it's a bit of a mission for some, but it's the best I can do. Will keep you posted.
Anyway, that's all there is to say about that. Shit happens, shit gets dealt with, we move on.
There's enough negativity these days. Let's get back to the positive.
Big love, illy al.