If you like your music hard and heavy, then you should be at The Legendary Dobbs. today, July 12, 2015, for the last day of a weekend of Metal . Oh yeah, part of it is all ages as well. That means for several hours, you do not have to be 21 to get in. The downstairs bar is open but no music. Up stairs, on the second floor, is where the bands play. No alcohol is allowed up there. Yesterday’s opener drew a nice respectable sized crowd. While a lot of the crowd hung out in front of Dobbs, getting a break, quite a few people stayed for all, or most of the bands.
The host, for some of the show was Don Jamieson, who is well known for That Metal Show on VH1 Classic. He would walk around, check out bands, meet people and be entertained. A great gig if you can get it. He seemed impressed at the talent of the Philly Metal Scene, opting to spend most of his time on the second floor, drinking a soda and watching bands like Horseman 5 play.
The event is actually a sort of mini contest, to see who has what. bands are being judged on stage presence, musical ability and ability to to put songs together. Sorry, yelling into a microphone is not going to get anyone an award. Bands like Volt and Slyphyr closed the show out for the under 21 set. and have a legitimate chance of walking home with some kind of recognition. It’s interesting, as one band played, the others on the bill would stick around to watch, see what they were doing. Parents were making sure their cell phones were charged as they videotaped the show. In fact, other bands were taping each other, which is cool.
Go here to get more information on the show . Yesterday, a schedule was made and the best part was the schedule was kept to. Expect the same for today as well. Each bang got 30 minutes to play, which is more than enough time for the judges to get a feel for what the band is about and the fans to get their fix of the band, and make enough noise for them. after all of the bands have their shows,there is a jam session immediately following. Each band wants to bring their A game to this event. You never know when you might get a call to open for a national headliner, as Slyphr did for Lynch Mob last month.