Not gonna lie, last Saturday’s opening night reception was a lot of fun. If you made it out, hopefully you had a good time too. My apologies about the lack of air conditioning. That is just one of the many learnings from “Fisher Price: My First Gallery”. If you are new to this I’ll recap. The Rat Trap is an unofficial tribute show with 22 artists participating in a Pop Art “celebrity roast” of Orange County’s most famous local hang out, Disneyland. We set up shop for this one at the Promenade Gallery in Anaheim. Although not all the pieces ended up being a jab at Walt’s original Magic Kingdom, everything came out awesome. Thanks to everyone who contributed kick ass art. Thanks to Kelly for letting us know about the space. Thanks to Batchy for being my (life) partner in crime. Thanks to the family and friends who helped bring a little sanity and order to the operation. And thanks to all the visitors who wandered into this experiment we call the Rat Trap. The show was a huge success, if you missed opening night you have a few more chances to check it out. Check the Facebook page for exact dates and times.
My first U2 concert was Nov 14, 1992. It was the ZOOtv Tour at Angel Stadium. I was a freshman in High School and took my first girlfriend who was equally obsessed with theband. Basically it blew my mind, and became a religious experience. Since then I have been a loyal subject of the Church of Bono. Yea, he is hard to swallow sometimes, but that’s why I like him. I’ve been to 5 U2 shows since then but none of them were back at Angel Stadium. So in 2009 they brought the 360 Tour to the Rose Bowl. HOLY SHIT, it looked like they landed a spaceship on the 50 yard line. Black Eyed Peas opened and were worth the price of the ticket alone. So when word came around that the North American tour is coming back to CA, I wasn’t totally sure if I would shell out the cash again. As awesome as the shows are, it ain’t cheap. But then they announce it’s going to be at Angel Stadium. Not only is it ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY CONDO, it’s at the same place I saw them for the first time almost 2o years ago. OMFG I sounded old right then.
So I’ve always loved underground concert posters and thought it would be cool to make one for these 2 shows in Anaheim. Let me know if you want a print of this.
“The Edge” Bless You.