I saw Civil War Rust for the first time at Casa de Chaos and they grabbed me right away. They released the EXCELLENT Help Wanted album a short time after, and they became my favorite “bay area” band.
I was cursed to never see them, or video them properly. They would always play at times when it was impossible for me to get away for shows (Thanksgiving, Valentines Day). Then they played TIMFest- I was finally going to see them in a good venue! Well, the show was moved to a house party where everyone thought I was a middle aged narc. D’oh.
Then the appeared to break up, or at least go into hibernation for a while. They re-emerged late last year with a new bass player & drummer, and new songs! I went to this show with Ground Chuck and Cory Wiegert. I was late and hauled ass at 80mph all the way to Concord- no bathroom breaks. I handed the door lady a fistful of ones and 5’s and ran into the venue to set up. I learned later that I underpaid… whoops! I got my cameras set up about 30 seconds before they started. Still turned out OK!
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 w/Rode Videomic Pro Stereo, 2x Gopro hero 4 silver.
Edit by: Tromster