Posted by Matt on Oct 4, 2012
We’re one week into the 2012 State Fair of Texas, and it’s been quite an experience this year. The Fair really upped the irons for us this year, and built a new stage for us. It’s round, and it spins. It take just under four minutes to complete a revolution. I know I’m still getting used it; I’ve never been much for rides. That’s more Tim’s thing. And Roberta’s. And, well, okay, everyone else likes rides. But it’s nice getting to see folks all around us. And to see who’s still hanging out with us next time the stage comes ’round.
Still plenty of time to catch us, everyone. The State Fair goes on everyday until October 21.
Posted by Brek on Jan 30, 2010
Wow! Last night at Lochrann’s in Frisco, Tx – Fri, Jan 29th was a magical night. The amazing response and overwhelming turnout of our wonderful fans was incredible! I think this night topped the last Lochrann’s visit for the KDs back in Nov 2009. Lochrann’s is a great pub to see us perform. Their stage is just the right size for Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Tim on Jan 18, 2010
1.) Rock (done)
2.) Rock harder than last year (done even more)
3.) Buy 3 new CDs…and I mean like actual physical CDs
[I already met this one too: bought Muse (The Resistance), Mutemath (Armistice), and Swell Season. All 3 are very badass!]
4.) Work out 3 times a week
(not doing too badly on this one. Averaging 2.5 times a week)
5.) Knowing when to put my iPhone down for a nap each day
(uhhh…we’ll come back to that)
6.) Rock like we’ve never rocked before
(I think we’re pretty darn close already on this one)
7.) Make Matt eat something over 800 calories (still no success on this one)
8.) Get van heater fixed
(still surviving on faith…dang that Ft. Worth trip to the Stockyards was cold!)
9.) Buy new drums!
(well…I bought new Pro Mark sticks and EC2 drumheads…that’s a start)
10.) Start recording ideas for next album
(Pro Tools system is burning bright…ready to accept some new songs)
Posted by Matt on Oct 15, 2009
Are we really down to the final four days? That’s incredible. As always, the Fair has proven to be a unique experience. The days start melding together in my mind, unable to distinguish what happened yesterday from 11 days ago. And to think on Monday, it’s back to “regular” life; as if life can ever be truly regular to a full-time bagpiper. Better have another corny dog before it’s all over. Now here’s hoping the sun comes back today!
Posted by Tim on Oct 12, 2009
We’re back everybody. Sorry for the delay since our last State Fair update…but we had to swim back to the stage after all the rain. Man…this year sure holds the record for least number of sunny days over the course of the fair. But, oddly enough, we’re still getting in most (if not all) of our sets every day. Not to mention our daily rubbing of elbows with all the celebrities. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Brek on Oct 5, 2009
Today was an amazing day at the great State Fair of Texas. Day 11 brought us the threat of rain all day with only once a bit of a mist happening. So…we came off Day 10 full of rain and some cancelled shows, into a great day of cool weather and no rain…and were able to rip through all 5 shows today. The audiences Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by The Killdares on Oct 4, 2009
Day 10. Today’s theme: Rain. It’s been pretty soggy the past few days. Yesterday was the Grambling vs. Prairie View football game in the Cotton Bowl, and we were able to play 2 sets. But the day for us got cut short due to constant rain. Bummer we missed the halftime show. Today…the rain continues. Sitting. Waiting. Hoping. And more waiting. So…to pass the time, we’re gonna Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Tim on Sep 26, 2009
So we just finished the 2nd day of our 24-day run at the State Fair. You might think that after 10 years this would get old. But it doesn’t. It truly is one of the highlights of my year. And seeing thousands of people EVERY day diggin’ on the music is quite a thrill. Yesterday saw a great turnout for opening day, and we already have seen alot of familiar faces and signed alot of CDs. With 5 shows a day, Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Tim on Sep 25, 2009
…to our first entry on the new ‘Dare Diary. This is something we’ve been wanting to add for awhile now, so what better time than the next 24 days at the State Fair of Texas to launch it. This is our 10th year to perform at the largest fair in the country, so we’ll do our best to post something every day to share this major milestone with all of you. Check back each day, as I’m sure we’ll have plenty to talk about. Day 1 begins today. Only 120 shows to go and I’m already jones’n for a corny dog.