Monday, September 26, 2011

Cool, damp Monday After And Epic Weekend

It's cloudy, cool and damp Monday in the NW. Saturday was sunny and bright. Like the final day of summer. We started early. Out the door at 8:30 AM and into Portland to the historic Veterans Memorial Colesium where I sang the national anthem to kick off day two of the Bridgetown Brawl-the west coast semi final for Women's Roller Derby. For decades the Colesium was the only venue for big shows. Everyone played there from the Beatles to the Royal Lipizzan Stallions. Walking the halls, hearing the crowd, background music and announcements was exciting. The Rose City Rollers really know how to host and manage a big event. Every thing worked smoothly and it was a blast to walk to the apex of the track and sing our national anthem. A great experience!
Then we hustled south and east to the Fun On Foster Street Fair. Again gorgeous early fall sunshine, a great sound man/host (Joe Reed) and appreciative audience.
It's now early afternoon and back to Vancouver USA where I have voice and piano students ready for their Saturday work out as Eric loads for his evening gig. By 8 PM we are at the River Road House in Milwaukie, OR where Eric played bass with Mean Satisfaction. Live music, dancing and fun until 1 AM and we head North for the last time (or first time since it is Sunday now). A great day of music, fans, and being really happy that we have an economical vehicle. We're ready to do it all over again.