I started this evening with grand notions of blogging and uploading pictures of my three shows this past weekend. Now I’m too tired to think. Here’s the short version.
John and I performed three shows in two days. Here is the breakdown:
Friday night, 7:30p.m. Sleeping Moon Cafe – Wonderful little coffeeshop in Winter Park, serving 12 kinds of paninis. An actual stage! (That almost never happens). However, cables were bad and there was no back-up so John had to sing unplugged. Regardless, it was a pleasure to play. Our newlywed friends Dale and Olya showed up late, so we did two extra unplugged songs especially for them.
Saturday, 12-2pm, Courtesy Acura/98.9WMMO – We played this event at the Acura dealership in Sanford. Always a pleasure to hang with the folks of WMMO. I finally was able to play “Red Flag” without messing up the lyrics. We also debuted our ukulele version of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” It’s a little strange to play that song without an electric guitar. We played for two hours and Chianti’s treated us to free penne pasta, garlic knots and tiramisu.
Saturday, 8:45pm, Delandapalooza – This gig was a pleasant surprise, much cooler than I was anticipating, despite all the technical problems. Deland actually has a pretty cool music scene. 28 stages for hundreds of bands playing all day long! We played on an outdoor stage in front of a water fountain and underneath a clanging clock that chimed loudly every half hour. John thought the Doc from Back to the Future was going to appear any moment. I love how supportive Deland folks are for original music and singer/songwriters. I would love to go back and play there again sometime although we definitely need to bring plenty of back-up sound equipment just in case. I covered “Time After Time” again. This is increasingly becoming my favorite cover song we do.
The moral of the story? Bring back-up sound equipment (DI boxes, XLRs, quarter inch cables, mics, mic stands), no matter how much people insist that they have everything you need.