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The Haunt in Ithaca NY
Saturday November 11 2000
The Haunt in Ithaca, NY

Additional Acts: Liquid Logic, Blind Identity
Ticket Price: $5 at the door
Set List: GreenRoot / Kousharee / Swimming In Chlorine / Nejuan / Gratefully Nowhere / Two Tales / Static / Weather
Set Length: 40 minutes, from 7:45 to 8:25pm
Rough Attendance: About 25, mostly made up of members of other bands and bar staff
Caught on tape? Nope. No tape deck. No surprise there.
Poster: Recut version of samurai poster for 17/11/2k Rivoli gig
Notes: Whoo boy. Jeremy said it best into the microphone about halfway through Zygote's set: "Thank you for the humbling experience." That phrase pretty much sums up our Ithacan adventure. Nobody showed up for this one. I mean nobody. Both of the other bands we played with were also from out of town, so nobody had a local draw, AND the entire show was from 6:45 - 9:30pm. For the first time in years, Zygote played to an empty room, and it kind of shook everyone up a little. It's pretty hard for the band to get into it when there's not an audience to trade energy with, and not everything went as smoothly as possible. Brian smacked a hole through his snare drum midway through the set (fixed it with duct tape) and there was consistent feedback and horrid bottom-end reverb that the soundman merely shrugged his shoulders at. Pile that onto the fact that Zygote got no sound check whatsoever and the soundman spent the first third of the set adjusting levels, and you can guess the end result.

The survey says: Not a great show.

Ahh well, what can you do. For bonus points though, the band did the best they could with the situation and maintained a good energy level throughout. Weather in particular sounded mean and crunchy like it should, and vocals were strong and harmoniously accurate for the short but powerful set.

Liquid Logic and Blind Identity, from Manhattan and Rochester respectively, both suffered the same crowdless fate as Zygote but are pretty cool bands and seem to be decent hardworking guys. We'll hopefully trade hometown shows with them in the near future.

Zygote firsts:

1) First show in the US of A
2) First hotel room trashed
3) First successful attempt to smuggle illegal substances across an international border
4) First time Brian and Shlag sleep in the same bed
5) First night spent trying to find a hint of nightlife in "downtown" Ithaca
6) First all-you-can-eat chinese buffet that none of us can ever show our faces at again (don't ask)
7) First time "Biz" was not played at a Zygote show since it was first introduced. (It was on the setlist originally but skipped when it became apparent that we were stretching our allotted time limit.)

On a whole, the experience was fantastic. We got our taste of touring ( a little taste, but a taste nonetheless) and we LIKE it. Plans are underway to do much more of the same, so expect Zygote's reach to start spreading further and further. Also we managed to spend multiple hours in a van together without anyone murdering anyone else, we didn't get lost (for too long) on the way, and the whole event was just FUN. We'll hit the road again soon.....

Friday, February 3rd, 2006 : Come In From The Cold at The Opera House

Friday, March 15th, 2002 : The Rivoli

Friday, March 1st, 2002 : Havoc in Hamilton VI at The Hudson

Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 : Rafter's Pub in Sudbury

Friday, February 8th, 2002 : Feel The Love: Pre-Valentine's Day Bash at The Opera House

Saturday, December 8th, 2001 : Call The Office in London

Friday, December 7th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Saturday, November 24th, 2001 : Kool HaĆ¼s with Big Sugar

Friday, November 23rd, 2001 : The Trasheteria in Peterborough

Thursday, November 22nd, 2001 : The Foundation in Barrie

Thursday, November 8th, 2001 : The Shot in Kingston

Friday, November 2nd, 2001 : The Opera House with Choclair

Saturday, October 27th, 2001 : The Cage in Oakville

Friday, October 26th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Friday, October 19th, 2001 : The Capitol Theatre

Saturday, September 8th, 2001 : The Opera House

Friday, August 10th, 2001 : Molson Amphitheatre with Dave Matthews Band

Saturday, July 28th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Thursday, July 26th, 2001 : Club Abstract in Kitchener with See Spot Run

Saturday, July 21st, 2001 : Lees Palace

Friday, July 13th, 2001 : Woodstick Festival at Kee to Bala

Friday, July 6th, 2001 : Two Tales II at the Comfort Zone

Friday, June 8th, 2001 : NXNE at The Reverb

Friday, May 4th, 2001 : In Concert at The Warehouse

Friday, April 6th, 2001 : Federation Hall at U o f Waterloo

Saturday, February 17th, 2001 : Lees Palace

Friday, January 19th, 2001 : The Opera House

Saturday, January 13th, 2001 : The Embassy in London

Friday, January 12th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Friday, November 17th, 2000 : Zygote Into The Fray at The Rivoli

Saturday, November 11th, 2000 : The Haunt in Ithaca NY

Friday, October 6th, 2000 : In Concert at The Opera House

Saturday, September 2nd, 2000 : Two Tales at The Rivoli

Saturday, July 29th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Sunday, July 16th, 2000 : Molson Indy

Saturday, June 17th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Thursday, June 8th, 2000 : NXNE 2000 at Clintons Tavern

Saturday, May 20th, 2000 : All Ages at The Comfort Zone

Thursday, May 18th, 2000 : Rock Search 2000 at Front 54 in Thorold

Friday, April 21st, 2000 : The Rivoli

Friday, April 21st, 2000 : La Luna in Hamilton

Sunday, March 26th, 2000 : Whiskey Joes in Hamilton with The Headstones

Friday, March 17th, 2000 : St Patricks Day Bash at The Rivoli

Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 : Canadian Music Week at The 360

Saturday, February 12th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Saturday, January 22nd, 2000 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Saturday, November 6th, 1999 : The Opera House with Wide Mouth Mason

Saturday, October 16th, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, September 3rd, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, July 23rd, 1999 : The Reverb

Saturday, June 26th, 1999 : The Rivoli CD Release

Friday, May 21st, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, April 30th, 1999 : The Rivoli

Thursday, April 15th, 1999 : The Reverb

Saturday, December 5th, 1998 : The Rivoli

Thursday, November 19th, 1998 : The Gordon Best Theatre Peterborough

Friday, October 9th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Friday, October 2nd, 1998 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, September 5th, 1998 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, July 11th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, May 30th, 1998 : The Regency Hotel

Friday, May 29th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, May 23rd, 1998 : The Opera House with The Headstones

Saturday, May 23rd, 1998 : The Big Bop

Thursday, May 14th, 1998 : Lees Palace with Humphat

Saturday, May 2nd, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, April 18th, 1998 : El Mocambo Upstairs

Thursday, April 16th, 1998 : Unplugged at The Silver Dollar with Brian Gladstone

Friday, March 20th, 1998 : The Big Bop

Friday, February 6th, 1998 : The 360

Saturday, January 31st, 1998 : Call The Office London with Zuuls Evil Disco

Friday, October 31st, 1997 : Halloween at The Original Six Sports Bar

Friday, October 17th, 1997 : El Mocambo

Friday, June 6th, 1997 : The Generator w Ron Hawkins of Lowest of the Low

Friday, May 23rd, 1997 : The Comfort Zone

Friday, April 25th, 1997 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, March 29th, 1997 : The 360 with Black Cabbage

Saturday, March 15th, 1997 : AE Pi Frat Party at The Reverb

Friday, January 31st, 1997 : The Comfort Zone with Andru Branch

Saturday, January 25th, 1997 : The Warehouse with Fishbone

Thursday, January 23rd, 1997 : Red Dog Tavern Peterborough with Tied To The Tracks

Monday, November 4th, 1996 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, September 27th, 1996 : The Generator

Saturday, July 27th, 1996 : The Honey Pot

Saturday, June 8th, 1996 : El Mocambo

Friday, April 5th, 1996 : El Mocambo

Friday, October 7th, 1994 : The Opera House with Infinity

Thursday, June 23rd, 1994 : Classic Studios

Friday, June 10th, 1994 : The Shamrock

Saturday, May 8th, 1993 : Rock n Roll Challenge II at The Spectrum