Monday, August 18, 2014

Rain doesn't stop the (inside) Street Dance

THE CHEESEBURGERS HAD a blast at Saturday night's street dance, hosted by The District. I love it when an event comes together despite daunting and unavoidable circumstances.

We were supposed to play outside in Jail Alley, just down the street from Second String Music, with the Well Hungarians. It rained all night Friday and Saturday morning, event organizer Travis Brown decided to move the party inside to The Phoenix, a block up Maine Street.

I didn't like this at first. There was nothing on the radar after about 2 p.m. But lo and behold, it started pouring at 6 and didn't stop for several hours. That's right - Travis Brown looked like a genius. Move over, TV weather guys. The owner of The Phoenix, Steve, let us use his place and he did booming bidness, so it was all good.

Mike Kipley of The Whig took some tremendous photos of us and one of them appeared on the front page Sunday. WGEM also came by. What's deceiving about the TV story is that they showed up right when we started, 6:30. By 8 the place started filling up and it was packed by the time the Well Hungarians played.

Speaking of the Well Hungarians, they were super cool to work with and let us use their drums. They couldn't have been nicer guys and they are a great country cover band, really tight harmonies and musicians.

Thanks to everybody who came out despite the rain, and to Travis, who always treats us right.

Now we take a few weeks off and gear up for a busy September and October. We play at the Germanfest in the street in front of the old Dick Brothers Brewery, another fun outdoor event. Hopefully the weather is good like it was last year, because we had a blast and we'll have even more fun this time.

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