A Cool Surprise From The Lit Guys

by Dilly Brigs / 660 days ago / Comments

As the parent of a special needs child, the most surprising thing about a surprise show is when I actually get to go. When I saw Lit, a band I love, post a surprise announcement that they would be playing a free show at The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, I was stoked. The stars aligned and I was able to attend.

I made dinner reservations for my little group so we could grab a bite to eat and a drink or two before the show. The food at Slidebar is awesome and the service is sweet. During dinner we received our wristbands. Then, when it was time to go to the back, we moved with the crowd down the long hallway that funneled into the small, standing room only area. From there we made our way to the front of the stage (being short, it is vital at these types of shows).

Though we were told Lit would perform after the other bands scheduled to play, (Dirty Machine, Know Your Enemy, Fused By Defiance and Fight The Heathens), we all received another big surprise when Lit  walked through the heavy black curtain, ready to rock. They took the stage first, within minutes of the audience filling the room.

Everyone was elated to see them in the "backyard" type of setting. They were joking and interacting with the amped up crowd as if they knew everyone personally. At one point in the evening, Jeremy Popoff had some guitar issues and everyone could hear Kevin Blades yell, “Welcome to rehearsal!” We all had a great laugh. Honestly, it was an amazing feeling to be up close to such a fun performance, with musicians whom I admire, respect, and whose music I love.

Thanks guys for the kick ass surprise. You totally rock and we will definitely see you again.

Be sure to catch Lit on the Summerland Tour 2016 now with Sugar Ray, Everclear, and Sponge. Center Stage Magazine will be there too, so stay tuned. ~Dilly


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Lit Tour Dates

06/09/2018 ~ Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas, NV
06/27/2018 ~ City Winery Chicago, IL
06/28/2018 ~ Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
06/29/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Corbin Arena) Corbin, KY
06/30/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Stars and Stripes) Novi, MI
07/03/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Miramar Amphitheater) Miramar, FL
07/05/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (The Stage On The Bay) Savannah, GA
07/06/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Beaver Bar) Murrells Inlet, SC
07/07/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Pier Six Pavilion) Baltimore, MD
07/10/2018 ~ Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA
07/12/2018 ~ Cowboy Coast Ocean City, MD
07/13/2018 ~ INKarceration Festival Mansfield, OH
07/19/2018 ~ North Iowa Fair Mason City, IA
07/21/2018 ~ Lake Farley Park Milbank, SD
07/26/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (The Amphitheater at Bald Hill) Farmingville, NY
07/27/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (The Palladium) Worcester, MA
07/28/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (CURE Insurance Arena) Trenton, NJ
07/30/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Exhibition Hall) Watertown, NY
07/31/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Mavericks Music Hall) Barrie, Canada
08/01/2018 ~ London Music Hall London, Canada
08/04/2018 ~ Day Block Brewing Minneapolis, MN
08/06/2018 ~ GEN X Summer (Ironhorse Saloon) Sturgis, SD
08/09/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Choctaw Casino) Pocola, OK
08/10/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Golden Nugget Casino) Lake Charles, LA
08/11/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Griffin Music Hall) El Dorado, AR
08/12/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Summers at the River) Nixa, MO
08/14/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Stampede) Aurora, CO
08/17/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (North Woods Back Rally) Glen Flora, WI
08/18/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (All American Rock House) Findlay, OH
08/19/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Providence Medical Center) Bonner Springs, KS
08/21/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Concrete Street Amphitheater) Corpus Christi, TX
08/22/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (HEB Center) Cedar Park, TX
08/24/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory) Irving, TX
08/25/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (FREE SHOW Speaking Rock Entertainment Center) El Paso, TX
08/26/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land) Sugar Land, TX
08/28/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Abilene Civic Center) Abilene, TX
08/30/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Tyson Events Center) Sioux City, IA
08/31/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Du Quoin State Fair) Du Quoin, IL
09/01/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Naperville Last Fling) Naperville, IL
09/03/2018 ~ GEN X SUMMER (Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre) Maryland Heights, MO
09/06/2018 ~ BLK Live Scottsdale, AZ
09/07/2018 ~ BLK Live Scottsdale, AZ

About Dilly Brigs

Dilly Brigs Journalist

I am a Funny Cali girl, who grew up being part of a band family of friends (VISITOR) since I was a teen, so I'm no stranger when it comes to the music scene. Though I've held many job titles from, certified florist to writing pitches for sales companies, my career goals changed when I became a mother to a child affected with Autism and Epilepsy. I have since turned my hobby of seeing, sanity saving entertainment and my love of writing into a career. I studied and earned my writing degree with the Institute Of Children's Literature in West Redding, CT.  and later I was recommended and offered the opportunity to continue my studies with their sister school, The Long Ridge Writers Group, also in West Redding, CT. learning to write in adult genre as well. I am proud to now be a writer for Center Stage Magazine and I look forward to bringing the best of the entertainment scene to you.... Our awesome readers, who make this all possible! Thanks for reading