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We entered last year (2001) and to my complete surprise were nominated along with three other bands for "best band." We attended the awards ceremony amid internal drama...and thanks to LovJoi, didn't walk home with an award. We were disappointed but still felt good that at least we were starting to get recognized in our hometown.
This year, 2002, I entered the awards again half cynical thinking there was NO WAY we'd get nominated again no matter how good we were. It was going to reinforce my bitterness toward Nashville. Well...again to my complete surprise we were nominated for best band for the second year in a row! I thought, "Well, we've GOT TO win this year. Audra If not, we're destined to be the Susan Lucci of Indie Rock." I even joked around that I didn't want us to win so could keep our status as such.
Kelly hadn't even played a show with us yet and already I was asking her to attend the ceremony with us. As usual we dressed to impress and headed out for the pre-show party (the best part). This year the pre-show party was held at the Trace - a trendy restaurant in Nashvegas. We walked in and were immediately asked to pose for a pictureposing for a picture . We drank free wine and hobbed-knobbed the best we could. Long after the wine ran out and we were drinking beer Emmy with wineout of our glasses, we were told to relocate to the Belcourt Theatre where the awards were about to begin.
Sitting in our seats waiting for the commencement, "Jenny's Got a Boyfriend" played over the house. Pretty cool. Of course, I think only Edwin (Kim's husband and our former bassist) and I noticed. Once again our catagory was to be presented last. We sat patiently and watched many different artists and listened to many different presenters try their schtick. My personal favorite as Travis and Jonathan who are local film critics with their own cable access show.
Finally after the crowd was almost completely thinned and everyone tired of sitting in their seats, our catagory was next. I admit, I was a little nervous. People had asked me before the show if I thought we would win. My answer: "no." "Who do you think will win, then?" "Here Come the Mummies."
And in the catagory of best band...the winner is...
Here Come The Mummies.
Well, at least our status is still in tact. And we looked good too!
What I thought then... and what I think now.
The 2nd Annual Starvy Awards 2002