We almost got trapped in wormhole on our way to Springfield last weekend. There seems to be some special rest stop action that makes cross-state transit challenging. In the future we should harness electrical zapping technology to beam to gigs.
The traffic couldn’t stop us or anyone else from heading out to the Springfield Armory Museum to play their Steampunk Musical Extravaganza. The building is gorgeous and the exhibits great, but summers are made for outdoor shows and the museum grounds made for such a pretty background.
We had the pleasure of seeing Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings. We’ve played gigs together before, and it’s always fun to enjoy listening at a gig as much as playing.
Once we took to the lawn were were off on a crazy set taking the audience all over the place, but mostly making them dance. We careened through a crazy groove for Moanin’ (a Mingus tune), and had our danciest sousaphone Joe take us on a long grooving insane solo. He might not have expected to have all the solo, but he rocked it, and it was an epic moment of music. It was fun and crazy and a great sendoff as Sousa Joe moved off to make music in Seattle. He will be missed as we continue taking our brand of crazy all over creation.