We had a show Saturday afternoon, all the gear. PA, backdrop, full instrumentation. The best part was that it was 6 blocks from home.
We brought along Reilly to run sound for us. She did a great job! The show was a trifle under attended, but that happens sometimes. Lizzie picked up Jared after the show, so he helped load everything into the house. Our living room still looks like a music store had a nervous breakdown in it. One more weekend and things can get put away for awhile. PA can get tucked into it's corner, instruments can get out of cases and onto their stands so they are easier to get at and play. Cases can get tucked away as well. Reilly has decided she wants the basement room, so her room will become the instrument room. Closed door, humidifier running all the time so we don't lose another instrument like we did last winter.
But I digress.
The best thing about the Saturday show for me was that I did most of the setup. Yeah, I am doing so much better physically now. Lizzie and Reilly did most of the tear down, and then I did most of the loading into the car. I really like being able to do things like that again.
Sunday we didn't do a lot during the day. Eventually we ended up over at the Wildflower. Julie is going to buy our old PA speakers and we both wanted to set things up to make sure they would be adequate for the job. Oh, and my very old mixing board. This was a gift from a friend ages ago. I recorded my first full length solo CD with it. It's probably been 8 years since I last used it, to make some demos for the second full length CD. It still works!
After that we met with Lyndsay about some wedding stuff, and then it was off to the open mike at The Iowa Music Store! Probably our most aggressive show. We were both in a mood and it showed. We had a blast.
I took Monday off, I tend to work 10 hour days so when we aren't traveling I can have a free day once a week. I walked to lunch, walked to get our new buttons and then walked home (because one must). It felt good, even if it kinda wore me out. I got home, collapsed on the couch and Helvetica attached himself to me for the rest of the afternoon. Sweet caretaker kitty that he is!
This morning Lizzie had to be at a meeting at 7am, so I wandered into work at 6:30. But, that means that we get home early, can get to bed early.
I have some things to mail out this week. One under some fun circumstance. I'll write more about that in a week or three.
So, how was your weekend?
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