The Return of Steve's Ego

“By now, you’re probably thinking to yourself that you really hoped you’d never have to read another one of my columns ever again. Before I go on any further, I would like to take a moment to tell you, the reader that you are not obligated to continue reading.”

By now, you’re probably thinking to yourself that you really hoped you’d never have to read another one of my columns ever again.

Before I go on any further, I would like to take a moment to tell you, the reader that you are not obligated to continue reading. Last time I checked a map, this is America.

For those who are happy, I have triumphantly returned and wish to continue reading: I’m back, baby!

And I have so much to say!

Let’s start with last Saturday. If you missed the Stage Door concert at E.J. Thomas, you lose.

It was really something we’ll dub neat.

I’ve never been to a concert at E.J. before, but that’s mostly because the atmosphere seemed too fancy for me.

No, I’m not saying I prefer back alley bars and biker brawls, but seat checkers wearing suits and balcony views seem a little unnatural for a rock show. This was totally different!

The entrance was located through the stage door, which I’m guessing is why they called it a stage door concert.

On the stage were places to sit, a bar in the far back and a stage for the the bands.

Yeah, a stage on top of a stage. It confused me for a second, too.

It pretty much looked like any other average venue. Well, except for the curtain and the empty stadium seats behind the stage.

And the topic, Dolson was great! I’ve never seen them play before, but they rocked!

They seem to be pretty popular in Akron, and I felt like most of the fans were there for them.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to take anything away from Lovedrug.

They put on a great show, but Dolson’s a local band and front man Andy Dolson is an Akron alumni.

Don’t get too excited for me, but I actually got to hang out with him for a little bit backstage.

Although, technically since the stage on the stage was facing the back of the stage, I guess you’d say I hung out with him in front of the stage?

A Paradox? Or an Abbot and Costello routine?

Either way, I stole a chip when he wasn’t looking. Don’t tell anyone.