Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Nick Waterhouse Thankfully Remembered to Bring his ID to the Mercury Lounge 4/7/2013

Nick Waterhouse at the sold out Mercury Lounge show 4/7/13.
Luckily he is over 21 with ID.

Standing outside the door at the Mercury Lounge, Tom and I waited for the bouncer to thoroughly study our IDs. Even with a margin of error spanning a couple decades, guesstimating someone's age by their appearance alone is clearly very difficult. It is completely up in the air what I was doing 21 years ago 1992. Maybe I pulled a tendon accidentally falling down the stairs while performing a drunken rendition of Whitney Houston's hit single 'I Will Always Love You,' or, it is highly likely I was born that year.

Nick Waterhouse's drummer. Luckily over 21.
A pack of guys cuts in front of us. One of them sticks his California driver's license in the bouncer's hand.

Tom is like, "WTF?"

I'm like, "Holy shit, that's Nick Waterhouse."

The bouncer is like, "The end of the line's back there, brothers."

Nick Waterhouse is like, "We're with the band."

The bouncer nods in an "okay then," gesture. He reads over
Nick Waterhouse's ID and says, "Which band you with?"

Nick Waterhouse's sax players.
Luckily over 21.
Nick Waterhouse tilts his head toward the gigantic poster that reads, "Nick Waterhouse! Tonight!" He says, "We're with Nick Waterhouse."

The bouncer grunts, hands him back his driver's license and waves him through.

Lucky for us, Nick Waterhouse kept track of his wallet, because his show was grand and it was gleeful and his band brought down the fucking house. Best show in 2013.

More great photos by Tom

Nick Waterhouse's back up singers.
Luckily over 21.

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