Sick / Countryview / Anchor Inn

No gig for me last week as I was too sick to play at Yetti’s on Saturday. Thanks to former member, Steve Doiel, for filling in. The schedule says Hammys was on Sunday. I don’t know the details of how that was handled. I don’t recall ever missing a gig in all my years of playing, but things happen.

No gig this last Friday for the band, but Cyndi has been busy! RB was back at the Countryview on Saturday and had a good night. A 21st birthday for Marcia and a bachelorette party made for a fun night. We used Bob’s “pole style” PA and it sounded great. Gotta say it felt good to be back playing again. Cyndi had a little trouble with her keyboard so husband, Bryan, ran home to get her other one. We got it all changed out and realized it was the wrong adapter so she changed back again to finish the night. She used her backup at the Anchor on Sunday.

We were at the Anchor Inn for the first time this year. Bob used his complete “big” PA setup for the first time, and again, it sound great. There’s a video (from a cell phone) on Facebook of “Say You Love Me.” Multi-talented and honorary member, Lucas Brookins, built PA stands for both sides that raise the speakers above the front stage wall. They look amazing! Lucas also played drums on a few. A big thanks to Dawn Richter, her son, Austin, Austin’s friend, and Lucas for all the help loading in and out – much appreciated.

Side story: Gary went back to his vehicle about 15 minutes before show time and dropped his drink in the grass and assumed his keys went with it. We were still combing through the grass right up to starting time when Gary found them in the ignition. Band friend, Bob Flaskamp, actually went home to get a rake! We had beautiful weather and a good turnout with both friends and family. Thanks to all who stopped out this weekend.

Gary’s birthday is June 10, so Friday at Hammys with the GMB – Gary has put out an invite to all musicians who have played a paying gig with him to sit in. It’ll be interesting to see who shows up. The extended hours are from 7 – 12  to help make sure everyone gets to play.

RB has a private party on Saturday.

On Sunday, the GMB is playing Delavan Concerts in the Park from 7 – 9.

Personal note: Cyndi’s and my son, Corey, popped the question to now fiancé, Jessica Greene! We’re happy for the both of them. (Wonder if they need a band?)

Stop out this weekend and wish Gary a “fifty four damn years old” birthday!

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