Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back aboard Istaboa

And happy to be...
It wasn't a bad drive, a thousand miles or so, but it did wear on us a bit.
I remember many years ago, (this will make some cringe), we could drive a thousand miles and only stop for fuel. With a cooler of beer and a bucket of fried chicken on the floor board between the seats of my old van, we could drive it non-stop.... set up and do a night's gig in a smokey old rock and roll bar in the middle of nowhere, then catch a few hours sleep and do it all over again.
A long time ago... another life.

Like I said it's good to be back. Upon arriving, we were told that some of our friends from the dock had gone to Occupy Fort Lauderdale.
It's true! Bob and Mary, Jeff and Cathy had made the drive south to participate. Proud of them. They even got their picture in the Sun Sentential.

As evidenced below:
Darn hippies!  These kids today, why don't they get a job instead of just waving signs in the street?
Oh wait, those aren't kids and they're waving signs because no one can find a job...

Anyway... We left Memphis with a mission; to arrive and be rested because tonight is a concert by an extraordinary band at an incredible venue. 
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones @ The Lyric Theatre.
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