Their music makes me feel happy from head to toe. Nothing negative can be applied to such a carasmatic band. I started writing this post the day after Joshua and I saw them play live at the Croc in Belltown. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. They didn’t play on the big stage, instead they played just left to a very packed bar. It was a really small show, and the whole time Joshua and I were fan-girling over the fact that every band member was just inches away carrying on as if they had no idea how famous they are to us. It was one of the most amazing experienced to be high-fived by Luke Smith [guitar/keyboard player] and told how amazing I was that I knew all of the words to all of their songs. Plus my dance moves were super flaming.
Joshua and I had a really interesting conversation with Shaun Libman [frontman] about Lady Gaga’s wardrobe malfunction at the 2008 Fame Ball show in Chicago. There was even a beautiful awkward pause. I’m a total fan-girl and it’s sad, but like I said, it was one of the most interesting nights ever. I spoke to Clair England and told her how amazing I thought she was and asked for the band to never break up. At that point I was drunk. She promised that would never happen, as did Luke.
A few weeks later they made the announcement that the band’s last show would be June 16th where it all began, the Vera Project in Seattle, WA. They spoke about how they all needed to pursue other things, and blah blah blah. None of it matters to super-fans like us. I’m terribly sad to see such an epic band die. If only they would have never changed their name from Natalie Portmans Shaved Head. Maybe then they would still be rockin hard core.
I don’t know how to react to seeing each member doing their own thing through out this beautiful city where we all live. What do I do if I see them at a coffee shop, like Joshua did with Dave at the Diva Espresso in Greenwood? Are the fans suppose to just move on with our lives as if their music meant very little? I would hope that the members of Brite Futures never forget the fans, because I know we will never stop listening.