"Thank you and good night!" Tuoni cleared his throat and stepped back away from the edge of the tiny stage. It wasn't their first international show, but the electric buzzing under his skin he got whenever his band performed in front of a crowd was as intense as ever. Quickly wicking the sweat from his face, Tuo glanced up at his sister currently extracting herself from behind her drum kit. It had been a good show, he barely had any notes to give her or the other members. Which was a rarity - Tuo usually had at least a few nits to pick with them. Of course, that might have something to do with his good mood. They'd been asked to play tonight by a friend of a friend of a friend who worked as a bouncer at the club. The band they club had booked to perform had backed out last minute so it was Merlin's Beard to the rescue.
Tuo quickly descended the stairs to the clubs floor and looked around the moderately sized crowd. No one looked upset with the set they'd just wrapped up. In fact, the mood seemed to be leaning towards positive. Which was good. Better than their last show, where they'd been almost booed off the stage after 30 minutes of playing. Tuo cut a path through the crowd towards the bar. He needed some water to replace what he'd lost bouncing around on stage. Somewhere behind him a yelp echoed over the crowd, and Tuo's head swiveled towards the noise wondering what could possibly have caused it.