Sep 28, 2008

Not only that!

So, yesterday's show was pretty much the best thing ever. I don't even know where to start. All I know is it was perfect being outside in such a great space in such perfect weather.

Despite being thwarted by the most terrible terrible traffic, we all made it to the Marin Headlands by 3pm and unloaded our mountain of music making supplies. We set up camp near a picnic table and figured we'd practice a few songs till someone told us where and when to play. Then, about a third of the way down the setlist, we noticed there was a bit of a crowd (made up of the lovely folks who'd given us rides out to this remote fairy land) pooling up in the shade behind us, so we turned ourselves around to face then and put on a bit of a show.

And then magical food appeared. And we ate and drank. There was a fairy wand and blond angel-children that played music with us in the general vicinity of a ratty old persian rug that materialized (one can only assume) for our benefit.

Love was in the air.

And then we played again. Another set, having opened for ourselves like we've always claimed we wanted to do. And the crowd laughed at our jokes and clapped to Dead Parents and called us adorable.

But that was only the beginning. The music that came after us was so just... stunning and intimate as we crowded in on the arms of sofas and cushions on the floor to see a couple of kids interspersed with the audience playing songs at the foot of the stairs of this beautiful house. It was amazing just to sit there and absorb the fact that we had been a part of this perfect, perfect evening.

So a huge thank you to Hilary's friend Josh from all of us for letting us be a part of this. And to Sleepy Todd, Indianna Hale, The Blank Tapes, Honeybody Moonbee, the Magic Leaves, and all the other bands I didn't get to see. I highly recommend checking all of them out!

Here's to hoping we can do this all again some time soon!


myrkur ljos said...
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myrkur ljos said...

ps. did i mention that we made our first 50¢?? i have it in a jar on my table.