all you can eat sushi, beard, Best Video, Bristol, Connecticut, deep sea diver, Donnie Darko, Glum Puppet, gluten free pancakes, Hamden, Harry Potter, humpback whale, live painting, Mad Season, Manos the Hands of Fate, Moaning Myrtle, oil painting, Rockwell Park, Rockwell Park Summer Festival, sheep, shepherd, Sushi Palace, Torgo, video rental, whale, whale painting
This past weekend we did a very mini tour to the other side of our state. Usually Connecticut is so small that we just drive home after a show on the far side of the state. But a couple that we’ve been getting to know at shows invited us to spend the night, and since we had two shows on that side of the state and it’d save us a handful of hours of driving back and forth, we decided to take them up on their offer. We headed up early on Friday the 15th for a delicious home-cooked dinner, then all went over to the venue together. The venue was this really awesome independently-owned video rental/coffee shop/wine bar called Best Video. I really loved it, and definitely wish we lived closer and could become regulars. Glum Puppet, who we’ve played shows with in the past (and one-half our hosts for the night) opened the show with a set, including a cover of the song Mad World, from Donnie Darko in the voices of Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter and Torgo from Manos: The Hands of Fate. We performed after them and finished up the night. We headed back to our host’s place, a few more people came over, and we stayed up late talking and hanging out.
Next morning, Saturday August 16, after a breakfast of gluten-free pancakes and a couple piano performances by both Eric & Ray on this piano, we headed off toward Bristol, CT. We had a show around noon at the Rockwell Park Summer Festival on the gazebo stage. By the way, if you ever find yourself in Bristol, definitely check out the park, it’s the best I’ve ever seen, complete with nature preserve boardwalk, skate park, and splash pad. Leslie Knope would be thrilled. After our show and checking out the booths at the festival, we went back to Hamden for a late all-you-can-eat sushi lunch in celebration for finally completing the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival. It had taken months of hard work and it was really nice to get to celebrate its completion.