We camped at the beautiful Lake Somerset Campground that night with nefarious Neha, one of our best friends and favorite people, hiding sips from a delicious brown bottle and stargazing to our hearts' content. Then we swam and sunned at Chincoteague for one whole glorious day.
The Wonderland Ballroom, our favorite spot in DC. We got to see The Nice Trys do their very first show with a drumkit, manned by Patrick Frank. He also plays with World's Fair, another killer local group. Patrick uses a drum with a tube going into its innards that he can blow into to change the pitch (so cool!!!). The Nice Trys have always been awesome but they really blew the walls down that night- a crazy-tight set and energy through the roof. We had a blast.
Ian Walters tore it up on piano for our set, falling right into our weird songs as if he'd been playing them for years. He can back you up, he can solo, he can play straight, he can play crazy, and he can play aaaallll night long. The man is a genius, as well as as one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. And he plays around DC all the time so please catch a show- you'll only be sorry you didn't do it sooner.
We got to meet and hang out with so many awesome people that night- Patrick's friends Ali and Ashley, Dan and Wednesday (coolest music-lovers in town!), Matt Kelley of the Idle Americans, Bill and Alissa of Star FK Radium, the list goes on. Thanks for coming out, everybody!