“I have no idea how this happened,” said Jacobs, who is a huge Insane Clown Posse fan (hence a nickname that rhymes with Juggalo). “I’ve been going to The Underground weekly for six years now and I just happened to ask Nick [Woodruff] the owner if I could do a birthday show. He said if I can get the bands together I could do it.”
Want to go?
WHAT: Doug “Douggalo” Jacobs’ 25th Birthday Party
WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4
WHERE: The Underground, 224 E. Water St., Sandusky
INFO: call 419-609-9463 or visit facebook.com/UndergroundSandusky
After a lot of legwork, Jacobs booked his own birthday party on this Friday featuring hip-hop acts 419, Disturbed Mindz, Snipez, Primetime Clique and Thought Crime Mechanics.
“Doug has been a big supporter and friend of the local hip-hop music scene for quite some time,” Woodruff said. “Not everyone who walks in the door here can ask for their own party and get it, but if you come to us with a good plan, the drive to promote it and it makes sense to the club and fits with what we already do, then why not.”
The notion of booking birthday shows began late last year when The Underground Promoter and Club and Music Management intern Michelle Pletcher celebrated the big 2-0 at the downtown Sandusky venue.
So is this the beginning of a tradition at The Underground?
“I don’t think so,” Pletcher said. “Although, we’ve got another birthday bash from an Underground family member taking place on Jan. 11. Maybe it is an idea that’s catching on with a lot of people.”
As far as Jacob’s soiree, there won’t be a lady jumping out of a cake.
“Oh, no, definitely not,” Pletcher said. “That’s kind of messy.”
Speaking of messy, Jacobs said he’s been working his butt off finding and signing up bands for this free evening of music. Right now he’s looking forward to hearing some of his favorite groups and playing beer pong. This brings us to the fact that Jacobs will be, well, um, celebrating his birthday with plenty of beer and presumably shots as gifts being offered his way. So will he remember the night?
“I’m hoping so,” Jacobs said.
One thing he knows for sure is what he has planned for this 26th birthday party next year.
“Absolutely nothing,” Jacobs laughed. “This was hard work.”