As reported back in December of 2014, at Dominican Holidaze in 2014, The Disco Biscuits struck an interesting deal with a fan. The Philadelphia-born jamtronica act agreed to play a dedicated fan’s setlist during the destination concert getaway, but under one condition—he had to get a tattoo of the setlist or artwork inspired by the setlist he wrote. Close to three years ago, we spoke to both this superfan and Biscuits’ bassist Marc Brownstein about this pact, and today, we’ve received an exciting follow-up about the status of the tattoo in question.
In 2014, Brownstein laid out the simple terms of the deal, noting, “Last night was epic. The deal I made with the fan who wrote the set was this: He writes the set, we play the set to the best of our ability given time constraints etc., and he tattoos the setlist to his body.” Seems simple enough, however, the fan then weighed in, clarifying that he wouldn’t be getting the actual setlist tattooed on his body, rather he’d use the setlist as a guide to create “an actual detailed sketched tattoo.”
Well, today, Live For Live Music received a long-awaited update on the status of his Biscuits setlist tattoo. While in 2014, he explained that he’d be getting a detailed sketched tattoo, in the end, he opted to get the straight setlist tattooed onto his upper thigh. In an email, he sent along a picture of his setlist tattoo and noted, “This isn’t newly done for the record. I never got to show many people that I was a man of my word, aside to Brownie and close friends.”
You can check out the setlist that he wrote that the Disco Biscuits played at Dominican Holidaze on December 3rd, 2014, as well as a photo of his finished tattoo below.
Set 1: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.> Rockafella> Aquatic Ape [ending only], Hope [unfinished]> Svenghali [ending only]> Astronaut> Save The Robots [dyslexic]
Set 2: Save The Robots [unfinished, dyslexic]> Astronaut [unfinished]> Spacebirdmatingcall> Air Song [inverted]> Spacebirdmatingcall