|22.11 15:38 ||#tbt|
I'm sure I'd been there before, primarily from following Arzu there for Christmas Staraoke. I didn't join Foursquare until 2009, and the first Foursquare check-in to the Triple Rock Social Club I have logged was from July 15, 2011, when Kim and I teamed up with Ellie, Arzu and Dave for a trivia contest. (We didn't win because we shouted down one of Dave's correct answers.)
My next three check-ins were for the short-lived run of Sunday night Staraoke in the old bar.
My fifth check-in was for Nightosaur's second album "Spaceaxers" release - we played Blingo in the old bar, missing Red Desert and STNNNG but catching Gospel Gossip and (of course) Nightosaur. I posted my band pics to Twitpic back then.
I'm not sure if I really stopped going out until my separation but the next check-in I found was the night Kim broke up with me, by total coincidence. It couldn't have been more timely, a lifesaving NOTHER Nightosaur show, this time a free gig brought to us by Newcastle and featuring METZ.
Now I can use my archived lifestream to rattle off the shows (although I'm sure I'm missing a few):
10/22/2014 Nightosaur and Captured! By Robots
3/27/2015 Rabbit Holes, L'assassins, "The Husky Wranglers" and Nightosaur
6/23/2015 CLAPS, NEEDS and CROSSS
6/24/2015 The Velveteens, Whatever Forever and Chastity Belt
7/20/2015 Pink Mink, Tweens and Ex Hex
7/22/2015 Butcher's Union, Birthday Suits and Radioactivity
11/6/2015 The Prizefighters, Umbrella Bed and RuDeGiRL
11/27/2015 COLOR TV, Mystery Date, Kill-A-Watts and Birthday Suits
12/12/2015 TEMPLE, OAKS, Gloss and The Rope
12/25/2015 Christmas Staraoke
3/7/2016 Nightosaur, Holy Grail and Black Tusk
4/2/2016 Cherry Cola, Bruise Violet, royal brat and KITTEN FOREVER
6/3/2016 Transmission: Synthpop
6/19/2016 The Rope, Underpass and Soft Kill
11/4/2016 Lutheran Heat, Fury Things and Birthday Suits
12/2/2016 Melissa Jones birthday show: Sass, wetter, Absolutely Not and Mrs.
12/25/2016 Christmas Staraoke
1/27/2017 Dark Energy First Anniversary: CLAPS and Xeno & Oaklander
2/17/2017 The Range and Austra
4/27/2017 Trombone Band, FINESSE, Tony Peachka and Double Grave
5/7/2017 United Teachers of Music, Bug Fix, Fury Things and MURF
5/13/2017 Wretch, Another Heaven, typesetter, Hive and Naïve Sense
7/28/2017 New Primals, TONGUE PARTY, The Drug Budget and Karate Break
8/4/2017 4th Curtis, Motari Jaguar, SASS and Private Performance scores Thank You, Bones Malone
8/19/2017 Subtle Beast, Catbath, Trash Catties and The Ultrasounds
10/14/2017 Real Dom, Gully Boys, Lunch Duchess, 4th Curtis and Fiji-13
11/1/2017 Blackthorne, No Skin, Hive, Much Worse and Ex Nuns
11/13/2017 Teenage Moods, self-evident, The Miami Dolphins and Birthday Suits
11/14/2017 Alison Chains, Nightosaur and Metallagher
11/16/2017 Transmission: Underground
11/20/2017 Lutheran Heat, Bug Fix, Arms Aloft, Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Citric Dummies and Dillinger Four
The Triple Rock was 1.9 to 2.1 miles from my house, depending on which way I walked and how many Pokemon I chased. When I needed an excuse to get some exercise, usually there was a show, more often than not featuring bands with friends in them, or bands featuring crushes I had/have. And I could usually score a chair so that I'd be well rested for the walk/stagger home.
It's sad that this place is going just when I felt I was getting used to it.
(circa the night of Flag Day: June 14th, 2012)