May 19 & 20 - AJ's in Dorr This weekend was a good illustration of the principle of dualism. Opposite extremes. We had about 15 people at AJ's on Friday, and we had a good 50 people on Saturday. Friday's small crowd seemed to be trying harder just because they knew they were the die-hard party people. Saturday we had a full bar right from the start, and no drummer for first set. Steve was at the hospital dealing with the birth of his fifth grandchild. It's a boy!. Steve showed up after the Tricks Trio did an all-acoustic set without him, not knowing exactly when he would walk in the door. We kept apoligizing to the full house, "sorry, our drummer is helping his daughter have a baby" and so on. When Steve finally walked in the door around 10pm, the place eruprted into applause. Steve said, "it made me feel bad and good at the same time". He knew he was sorely missed. So, we spent the next 3 hours making up for lost time, and the dance floor showed it. Very awesome night. Possibly best bar night of the year. Thanks to Amanda and Ernie and the AJ's staff for the great work taking care of our rowdy Tricks crowds.
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