Lizzie and I took off to gundo and Teresa's Thursday after work with Bryan Baker. We wandered in around 10:30 or 11 and crashed out. We then got up at 5 to get on the road by 6. We wanted to make sure that we got there in plenty of time to get set up for the Pegasus Awards Concert.
The hotel was the same pain it had been before the con. If OVFF is there again next year I am staying across the street.
The rest of the evening is a blur. Little Fuzzy Animals went great, everyone's songs went great. I didn't make it to music circles after, but two days of travel will do that to you.
We got up and went into the insanity that was the breakfast buffet and spent the day hanging out, talking at people and listening to great music.
Tomboat had a one-shot. Yes, you read that right, we tortured the poor sound crew by signing up for a one-shot. They hated it, the audience dug it.
Lizzie and I retreated up to the room for some downtime and some take out Chinese. Then we were off to wait for the awards.
A few categories went a different direction than I expected. I'm happy with all of the winners. It was a tough, tough field in all of the categories.
The saturday night music circle was quite possibly the most fun I have ever had in a music circle. Everyone played along with everyone. There was much laughing, great music and a whole metric tonnage of fun. Lizzie and I got to play a few songs, which seemed well received.
Amazingly enough, Lizzie crashed out before I did. I stopped by the room where Jason and gundo and Bryan were and Jason and I got to play Hides, me on guitar and he on his new standup bass.
We didn't get up in time for breakfast, but did head out with Mark Bernstein, Gorgeous Gary and The Sheryl to the Winking Lizard for some lunch.
The jam was a blast. Sally and I drummed, everyone danced, played, sang and generally behaved in a thoroughly disgraceful way, it was marvelous.
I think this was the most fun I have had at an OVFF. I want it to happen again next weekend.
We can't make FKO, WSPA-2 has his State Gymnastics Meet that Saturday. Oh well, I really wanted to meet Meg Davis.
It's Windycon in two weeks, and SFContario in three. I expect that Lizzie and I will get more opportunities to play music for folks. Tomboat will be ferocious (rehearsal this weekend) and wow … Toyboat get to be GOHs!