Pat Boone and Debbie Boone Were There
Yacht Rock played the Taste of Dunwoody party at the W Perimeter last night. It was probably not the best venue for us and the event--we were jammed into a pretty tiny ballroom (I guess it's the only one in the hotel, come to think of it). They had tables with local food samples lining the walls all the way around.
Everybody was back for this gig--Nick was fronting the band, and Mark Cobb was kicking it in the ass! It was a really relaxed event--we were loaded in plenty early, soundchecked, and then hung out in a suite on the top floor until it was time to eat. We ate, we played, we drank. Gradually, we took over the party. I don't think the local food people were too thrilled that we sucked all the attention away from them. Before the end of the first set, it had become a concert. In fact, it seemed like most of the vendors bailed before the end of the night.
I played really well. I'm (thankfully) still in a good groove. We did most of the same stuff as we did Thursday night, so I was really comfortable. I was loud, though (I guess we all were). I could really hear myself slapping off the opposite wall. I kept thinking "maybe I should turn down," but then I thought better of it.
Mark Cobb pushed us along the whole night. Ganesh played faster tempos than he usually does on Thursday, but Cobb leaned forward. Some of it was just flat out fast. It was good, though. I like it. He also set a personal record for playing the "Pat Boone Debbie Boone" fill in the first set. All over the place.
Nick had four people ask if he was wearing a wig. Nobody asked me. Does that mean my wig looks bad, or really good?