Ballyhoo! made their presence known at The Black Sheep, on Dec. 7. They were the opening acts, along with Strange Talk. Terraplane Sun was the main support and The Unlikely Candidates was the headlining act.
Howi “Howie” Spangler is the lead vocalist and guitarist, “Scott “Blaze” Vandrey is the keyboardist, programmer and backup vocalist, Donald “Big V” Spangler is the drummer and J.R. “J.R” Gregory is the bassist of Ballyhoo!
As soon as the stage lights dimmed, an instrumental was heard. Vandrey soon accompanied took over, as Ballyhoo! began their recital with “Battle Cry”. He later went onto assist Howi Spangler with the vocals, during the chorus. After the song came to a conclusion, Howi Spangler greeted those in attendance.
Prior to “Run”, Howi Spangler proposed a toast for everyone to have good health and good music. Afterwards, he mentioned Ballyhoo! were from Mary. Then—he went onto thank the radio station, RXP 103.9, for having them perform at the event. After completing the song, he mentioned they would be at their merchandise table and encouraged to hang out with them after their set. He went onto say their next song, “No Good”, was available for requests on the radio station he had mentioned beforehand.
Before “She Wants to Destroy Me”, Howi Spangler asked the crowd if they ever had difficulty leaving a relationship due to the love-making was “too damn good”. The crowd cheered, as their response. After receiving the warm response, he mentioned it was the inspiration behind the song and sent his season’s greetings. During the song, he encouraged everyone to make some noise and they did as they were instructed.
Howi Spangler went onto introduce Donald “Big V” Spangler, before the start of “Cali girl”. After he was brought to everyone’s attention, he kicked off the song with a solo. As continued to strike his drums, Howi Spangler focused his attention to his guitar and tuned it. Gregory was the first to accompany Donald Spangler and the rest of Ballyhoo! soon chimed in.
For “Mommy Sunshine”, Howi Spangler requested for some of those in attendance for six seconds of their time. After they did so—he advised everyone to go crazy, recorded a panoramic view and posted it. After Ballyhoo! ended the song with an instrumental, they concluded their concert with “Cerveza”.
“Last Night”, “Walk Away”, “Meat Head” and “Instigator” were also part of Ballyhoo!’s set.