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Hammer Museum Gig - Livin' the Good Life

Nov. 3rd, 2009

02:15 pm - Hammer Museum Gig

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Our gig at the Hammer Museum Friday night was a delightful surprise... much better than any of us expected. They called it the "Halloween Hoedown", and we were the only band playing. I thought there would be lots of bands, but no, just us. There were some games and contests going on, but basically it was a concert. The sound man was extremely polite and accomodating. He really wanted us to sound good, and he knew his stuff, so we did! The lighting was much more elaborate than we are used to. The audience really listened, and sometimes they sang along. The more rousing songs made everyone get up on their feet and dance with abandon! What was especially fun for me was that Ely and Christina came, and every time they got up to dance, the dance floor filled up. They definitely stole the show! It's amazing how much better you can sing and play when you have an attentive, enthusiatic (dancing) audience. The Museum put us up in a very nice hotel and fed us. They even paid our gas money to get to L.A., not to mention paying substantially for the gig. We all agreed that we could get used to being treated so royally and appreciatively! But, it is rather nice to drive the twenty minutes to Pioneertown every Saturday night to the rustic and popular hangout, Pappy and Harriet's. There's something to be said for the convenience of a local gig.