Photo: Copyright Björn Brudberg
You’ll probably recognise the legendary axeman, sitting on my right. We have an intimate atmosphere here at the Under the Radar Club. The sort of place where legends can take a break from those sterile arena tours, and play up close and personal to a few lucky punters.
I’m honoured to have sat close to the biggest names in Rock. Well, almost.
To be honest, we’ve all seen the cream of the crop, on TV at least. But their tickets cost a fortune! So here, we’re nurturing the lookalike Tribute acts. Giving them their first break.
Tonight, it’s David Filmore!
This is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, 100 Word Photo Challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
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20 thoughts on “Someone… Under the Radar”
So which part is fiction? Wish I could HEAR that bouzouki 🙂 Is the headstock unusual or is it the angle of the photo?
It’s all fiction! The photo is by Björn Rudberg, and I’m not familiar with the instrument to know about the headstock. I thought it would be fun to pretend for a moment that the guy in the photo was famous. Maybe he is, and I don’t recognize him!
I like the name “Under the Radar Club.” And I’ve heard some good tribute bands, although they usually don’t care about looking like the originals.
I once saw a pretty grim Freddie Mercury tribute, who did the first half of his set performing songs by other artists! Much better was a Pink Floyd tribute, Floydian Slip, (love the name) who were very good.
That IS a great name!
A couple of years ago I saw an Eagles tribute band that was almost as good as the original. And you know the tickets were much more affordable. 😉 Good story.
I love tribute bands… but being close to the real thing is better… Once when I lived in Thousand Oaks, there was a local cover band where the members had played in groups like Spencer Davies group, Chicago, and Doobie Brothers… I can tell you they could really play.. (and it was only a dollar extra on the tab)..
I was lucky enough to go to a lot of concerts in the ’80s, when big names weren’t charging the earth to see them. Saw Springsteen, Queen, Prince and many others at reasonable prices!
Loved your story. So many wanna be’s in the world, But to go to the Under the Radar Club and try? Good on ‘um. (Is this where the Elvis impersonators start? Cheers!
One of the best gigs I ever went to was an unknown rock group called Diamond Head. They were tipped to be the next big thing, but never made it. Such a shame!
Perfect! Yes, a place where the famous (& infamous) go to be NOT recognized. Nicely done. Shandra
About 15 years ago, I saw David Bowie and band in a small club, about 300 people, maybe. He was superb!
Dear Steve, Good story and well written. Perhaps the guy in the shadow is someone famous. You never know! We don’t go to many concerts because of the arm and the leg they charge, I’m still limping since the last concert (just kidding). But I agree with you. Nan 🙂
Great story Steve. Sometimes you get lucky and end up in the right place at the right time.
Enjoyed your story.
Glad you liked it, Dee. Thanks for your comment.
I loved the way you describe the scene, such an intimate gig. Who really knows who was there? 😉
Thanks. It could be star who wants to stay under the radar! 😉
Steve, I liked your story. I haven’t been clubbing much, but I love good music. Just because someone isn’t famous we all know they can still be really good.
Thanks! I agree. I’ve seen unknown bands in local pubs, who have been amazing.