|VEISHEA Battle of the Bands Rehearsal|
|Date:||April 15, 2004|
|Shows at Venue:||1|
|Band Members:||Singer / Bass – Paul Friemel|
Drums – TJ Mapes
Guitar – Jeff Langmaid
Guitar – Jim Schloemer
|1||Pandora to Pangaea||Paul Friemel|
|2||Not Where I Came From||Paul Friemel|
|3||Jeffri Special Intro / Addicted||Paul Friemel|
|6||He Hates Me… And I Love Him||Paul Friemel|
|7||For The Last Time||Paul Friemel|
|8||Ciao Bella||Paul Friemel|
– Jeff flew in the afternoon of the 15th, and the band got to work. Having secured the quality facilities of Prosound in Ames, the band got their chance to play together for the first time and run through the set that would ultimately win them the prize at the next day’s VEISHEA battle of the bands.
– This was the first time Jim Schloemer had ever played with 2nd Best, but Paul had worked with him a week or two prior to learn some of the songs. It was an extraordinary ask, but he was up to the task! Many harmonies and screams were ad-libbed by Jim on the fly that enhanced the songs, but could’ve been perfected by the group as a cohesive unit had there been more time to fine-tune.
– This rehearsal is listed because of its uniqueness and historical significance. Also, come on, it’s insane that these dudes were able to cobble together a set that was even half as good as it was. Imagine if the band had been given more than 24 hours to practice??? Perhaps the world would have stood still, but we shall sadly never know.
– The rehearsal was recorded and exists as a single audio file clocking in at 33 minutes and 23 seconds. It’s possible that the band was able to run through the set twice during the rehearsal period, but those details are lost to the sands of time.
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