Snakebit Drifters at La Cave Saturday Night
Snakebit Drifters with Alejandro Pareja
April 9, 2011
La Cave, Costa Mesa
After circumventing the DUI checkpoint on Newport Blvd. and 17th St., I pulled into a parking space at La Cave. As I walked in, I expected to see the dinner crowd making their exit, but every last table in the front room still hosted white linen, tableware, wine glasses, and full parties of dining patrons standing their ground against the ambush of young Costa Mesa locals who had come to do two things: hear the insanely fast tunes of Snakebit Drifters, and get wasted with a huge crowd of buddies.
Snakebit Drifters teased the crowd for a while, and then decided to take a break before their fingers started to bleed. Relieving the band during intermission was Alejandro Pareja, of Alejandro's Awesome Surf Band. He picked up Willis' guitar, making it sing with sorrow, and released fast surf melodies that kept the crowd rowdy. It would make Dick Dale proud.
In the end, the crowd began to thin, filing out the front door to be greeted by a row of cabs. The remaining fans lingered in the parking lot, still ready to party. Down in "the cave," broken bottles and shattered glasses covered the dining room, music room, bathrooms and hallways. Once thing is for sure--La Cave and its attendees definitely got Snakebit.
The crowd: Young Costa Mesa local deviants, cute chicks and action-sports industry types.
Overheard: "I bought your boy a drink ,and now he wants to start a fight!"
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