Friday, March 28, 2014

Our Pinnacle Thus Far.

Last night we hit what most would say has been the pinnacle of DFR's journey to this point.  We were the very first band to EVER play at Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO.  We stood elbow to elbow with some of St. Louis' elite (Mayor Slay, Governor Nixon, Charlie Dooley, Al Hrabosky, Murphy Lee, etc as the owners of this entire organization rounded the employees in the center of this beautiful establishment and gave one hell of a pep talk!  The final phrase uttered to the staff was "Let's go out there and kick some ass!" Not only that, but we were sitting in awe as 400+ people were still walking around frantically putting the final touches on perfection. Construction workers carrying out drywall and ladders, employees learning their job titles, red rope getting put up, news anchors broadcasting live, testing the retractable roof, etc. Then at 6pm when the VIP's were allowed in, it all came together like a well-oiled machine. Mike shook the hand of one of the owners who made the decision to use DFR and thanked him, and he stopped his frantic rush to the opposite side of the building to smile and say "Guys, do me a favor, and just kick some serious ass tonight."  Very cool.

The owners of Ballpark Village have been very supportive of Dance Floor Riot from Day 1, and we have done everything in our power to make sure we are bringing our A-Game to them each and every single time we step foot on their establishment.  When we got the call about playing the Grand Opening we were more than thrilled. To know that we would literally be the first band to ever play a live show there, is humbling.  Then, to find out we would be opening for Third Eye Blind simply put it over the top.  This news was given to us when we took our initial tour of BPV back when it was still drywall and tape and we could barely hold onto the news.

Below is a picture of our show there last night. This was during our sound check.

We played 2 hours straight... no break.  This did cause us to not personally greet some of you as usual, but as mentioned earlier... we want to give it our all.  There was an overwhelming response by you, the fans.  These next pictures speak volumes about you all. 


There was a line to get into BPV for the Third Eye Blind concert that was easily 3 blocks long, if not more... and everyone in these pictures... was not in it. That means you committed to seeing us, and that is simply amazing.  You didn't care to see Ballpark Village. You didn't care to see Third Eye Blind.  You were there to see us. Little known fact: Third Eye Blind was amongst you all watching our show from 7:30-8!

We were a part of history.  And in 10 days from the date of this blog posting, we will be back there again, playing on the very same stage Third Eye Blind played on last night for the Cardinals' Home Opener, which will undoubtedly be a madhouse... and we can not wait.  Then 11 days later we will be releasing our own branded beer for public purchase/consumption.  We are growing every year, and couldn't do it without all of you.  From each and every single member of Dance Floor Riot... "Thank You".

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DFR wants YOU to see Miley Cyrus live!!

As you know... we've been very blessed lately.  We're opening for Third Eye Blind on Thursday, March 27th at the Grand Opening of Ballpark Village, we're getting our own beer, we're going to be playing at the Fox Sports Midwest Live! stage at the cardinal's Home Opener on April 7th, etc.

Well, we've been getting so much love lately that we wanted to give a little back to you all since, let's be honest, we would not be where we are today without all of you. *tear*

We are going to give away a pair of tickets to see Miley Cyrus live in St. Louis on April 16th!!

How can you win these tickets??  Easy... make a sign.  We want to see signs at the Grand Opening of Ballpark Village that say "I Came to see Dance Floor Riot!!" or something along those lines.

We want the suits over at Ballpark Village to rest assured they have chosen the right band, so the bigger and bolder... the better!!

We will pick a winner live on stage between 7-9pm!! 

*The picture of Eddie's face on Miley's body above has absolutely no relevence. It's just funny.

Monday, March 17, 2014

DFR's 5th Birthday Celebration!!

As you know by now, we like to celebrate our birthday each year with a huge party.  Last year we brought in actor Derek Miller to host the event, played a badass show with "Those Guys" at Blueberry Hill, gave away a bunch of movie/music schwag and released our very first CD.  This year is different.  Very different.

The party will be held on Friday, April 18th at Alpha Brewing Company in downtown St. Louis. "Why a brewery?" you ask... well because we will be revealing a limited edition Rye IPA specifically made for/after us appropriately called "Ryot".  That's right... a Dance Floor Riot beer!    The beer will be on tap for one night only at the brewery, and a limited supply of bottled product will be available that night as well.  The beer is brewed and bottled by the brew masters of Alpha, AND the fellas of Dance Floor Riot!

It gets even cooler... beginning Saturday, April 19th you will be able to get your own "Ryot" bottles in select stores such as Randall's Wines & Spirits, Friar Tuck's, The Wine & Cheese Place, Local Harvest, Lukas Liquors, Bombay Liquors, 21st Amendment Beer Bar and Craft Beer Cellar!  This will be a limited run to coincide with the season so be sure to buy yours before they're sold out!

Getting even more cool... the first 100 people through the door that night to purchase a "Ryot" IPA on draught will get a limited edition "DFR/Alpha Brewing Co" pint glass to drink it from and take home!  The first beer will be $7, and refills will be at regular brewery prices. ($5 - $7 on average).

Still getting cooler... our friends at Steve's Hot Dogs on The Hill will be on-hand that night slinging hot dogs to crave your appetite.  They will have 2-3 dog varieties, including the "Riot Starter" which was also created by the members of DFR!

Yes, it still gets even cooler... there will NOT be a performance by Dance Floor Riot at this party.  Nope, been done.  At this party we will have the debut performance by Dance Floor Quiet! Obviously you're wondering what the heck that is... well it's the acoustic version of Dance Floor Riot.  We'll be stripped down (not like that you perv) and playing a short set to get you all acquainted.  We're keeping the performing to a minimum, as this night will be more about all of US partying with all of YOU.  All 6 members of DFR, plus our 2 subs Josh & Mitch will be in attendence!

One more cool thing won't hurt... right?!  Monster Energy has jumped on board to help us sponsor this event, and we have 100 FREE Monster Goodie Bags to give away!!

Tow more cool things that is... we will have AT LEAST one guest artist singing besides us!!  Their identity will remain a secret though... show up to find out who!

Alpha Brewing Company is located at 1409 Washington Ave in the rear behind Hiro Asian Kitchen.  The party begins at 7pm and goes until midnight.  REMEMBER, the first 100 people can take home the limited edition DFR/Alpha Brewing Co pint glass.