Taking the City by Storm
January 25, 2010
Truth be told, there was no storm, but by the end of the night, CBOP had certainly put our stamp on the Brooklyn landscape. We planned on splitting costs for getting down here among the four of us, but our check at the end of the night covered our vehicle costs.
The Issue Project Room is a fantastic space in Brooklyn, and the 3rd floor aspect of loading in was tempered by a giant elevator that fit all of our gear. Kyle showed up from Philly and slipped into the spot we left on the stage for him (we didn’t have to tear down after sound check as both Forma & AR Plovnick set up in front of it all).
We got recordings from 3 different microphones that we’re working to combine and give a full picture of the show, but to make it easier, Kris’ pal Bob Dene filmed the entire evening.
Afterwards, Ann took Andy, and fueled by a bag of White Castle, Kris and Creed and I drove out to Long Island’s North Fork and woke up on the beach instead.
After filling up on bagels and wandering around Greenport, we hopped on the ferry at Orient Point and cut hours off our driving time by landing in New London. Creed spent most of the time with his nose in the Satchmo bio my mom gave me for Christmas…
We made it home safe and sound. Credit where credit is due, it seems like our good fortune was due in large part to our trip mascot Hippie.
Thanks to everyone who came to see us or played with us or even thought about showing and want us to come back to NYC soon…