Skip forward two days before the show. I send out another E-mail making sure everything is set, and I've got the two names on the list. I received a reply saying everything is in order, and asking if I could interview two bands.
Skip again, to June 30. I've managed to finally excite the folks over at NTXSkatePunk enough to come down, and we've arrived at the club just after HRA has started.
Wait for the ticketer to get a slow moment, as usual, and give him the two names on the list. I look down at the list casually, and realize neither name is on there. The ticketer responds saying the same thing. So, I tell him who I had talked to. He trys to call her, and then the manager. The manager comes out said he hasn't heard anything about it. Luckily, the girl I talked to came down the steps immediately after him. There was a catch, however.
The 18+ issue came up, and I don't have an ID with me, and the one I have at home wouldn't have really helped. The NTXSkatePunk crew got stuck in the same situation. Luckily(again) I went with my dad, and it's therefore legal in Texas for me to go inside with him. There was another catch now. The manager says "I'll have to see a photo ID and a birth certificate". This is where NTXSkatePunk had me beat. He offered to get his wife to send a copy of the birth certificate to his iPhone. This time the manager says "No, I need to see the original document".
After a little bit of basically asking the same questions over, we gave up, and started to leave.
Remembering the interviews we went back to talk to Dead To The World, and Blackmarket Syndicate, and decided to stick around until about 10:30. We listened to all the opening bands from the outside, and they sounded great as ever. The only one I'm not familiar with is Juicehead, but they didn't sound too bad.
That's where I'm leaving it.
So, that's why there aren't any pictures, or an official review.