* * * THE SWARM * * *

September 5, 2003


To the Swarm:

So, our trip to Vegas was an absolute success! The show went as well as it could have and we received a fantastic response from the audience, (almost all of whom were GTO virgins until that night). Our set was 20 minutes and we played "No Pressure", "Forever Young", mike played "Bach's E-major Lute Suite", then "Esta Vida", and we closed with "Bonecrusher". The experience as a whole was incredible as the VH-1 and Bud people were all very nice and accomodating, the stage design and lighting was over the top and all the bands did a great job. The Donnas rocked it, the Goo Goo Dolls were okay, and we made some new friends in all the bands but moreso with a great band called Just Add Water (out of St. Louis) who were all great guys and partied even more than we did!

We played well and were told by the producer of the show that it sounded awesome from the director's chair and that we "shined on film", which was a nice and encouraging compliment. Now, we're keeping our fingers crossed that they actually put GTO on the air. The concert is to be aired on VH-1 starting Tuesday, September 9th. You'll have to check their website for exact times for your area.

We'll soon have tons of new photos up from the trip as well as video clips from the show for you to check out. Also, find out when we're playing next in your area by visiting our tourdates page. And interact with GTO fans and friends through our message boards. Send us an email, let us know how you're doing, if you'd like us to come to your city to play, your thoughts on the new EP... whatever! :)

Special thanks to all of you who sent in for the new EP, "Hear No Evil"... and to those of you who are helping with our fan distribution program.

"Hear No Evil"
It features 3 songs, "No Pressure", "Long Live Rock 'n Roll", and "Make Love, Not War". The disc is currently available at all Homer's locations and will soon be available through And, as always, you can receive a copy straight through GTO by doing the following:

Send $$$ in any form to:
  GTO EP#1,
  843 So. 60th St.
  Omaha, NE 68106

Pricing (includes shipping):
  1 for $6 / 3 for $15 / 5 for $20 / 10 for $30

Make sure to include your RETURN MAILING ADDRESS.

GTO Street Teamers receive additional price break of 20 or more for only $2 per unit.

We'll be in touch with more news as it develops. And, oh yeah, we might be on an upcoming episode of America's Funniest Home Videos (from a hilarious moment caught on tape by Bob's mom) when Grubb fell backwards onto Bob's drums at a show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Denver a few months back!

Spread Your Wings and Fly!!!

Upcoming shows in September:

Date Venue City Time
9/5/2003 Washington Pavilion in the Schulte Room Sioux Falls, SD 7:00 PM
9/6/2003 Mount Crescent Crescent , IA 12:00 PM
  Midwest Music Festival sponsored by 89.7 the River. 22 Bands over 12 hours. (more details when we get them.) please call the River at 712-328-8970 and request GTO's tune, "No Pressure" THANKS!!
9/12/2003 Cunningham's Kearney, NE 9:00 PM
9/13/2003 The Bonzai Beach Club Grand Island, NE 9:00 PM
9/19/2003 Howard St. Omaha, NE USA 9:00 PM
9/20/2003 The Lineman Nebraska City, NE USA 8:00 PM
9/24/2003 Duffy's Lincoln, NE 9:00 PM
9/25/2003 The Bone St. Joseph, MO USA 9:00 PM
  w/ pomeroy
9/26/2003 People's Ames, IA 9:00 PM
  w/ pomeroy
9/27/2003 Gabe's Oasis Iowa City, IA 9:00 PM
  w/ pomeroy
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