TricksBlog 2021

Blog - November 2021

Nov 24 - Tricks at Allegan Eagles for Thanksgiving Eve

Nov 13 - Tricks at Fennville VFW

Blog - October 2021

Oct 30 - Tricks at Holland American Legion for Halloween


Oct 23 - Tricks Boys Trio at Kentwood American Legion


Oct 2 - Tricks Garage Party - Charlie & Erica Kimber's 3rd Annual Fall Fest


Blog - September 2021

Sep 11- Tricks at Patty & Kyle's Wedding


Blog - August 2021

Aug 28 - Tricks at the Final Dick's Market Brat Cookout


Blog - July 2021

July 31- Tricks at Sandy Pines, Annual Color Run Festivities

Tricks 6th annual show at Sandy Pines on their charity color run Saturday. You know, were they do a 5k walk/run and the spectators line the route and throw packets of colored powder at the participants. The kids love it whether they are giving or receiving the colored paintballs. This was Steve's first trial of his new Roland Electronic Drum kit that he bought for his retirement years - easier to transport and set up, better sounding at low volume for our garage parties and backyard parties. Don't worry, those drums can also be earth-shakingly loud, which is what we proved at this Sandy Pines show. Steve made the Classic Rock crowd happy with a rumbling drum solo for "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"..

July 3 - Tricks at Dorr Fest, Pre-Fireworks Concert

A long-time icon in Dorr history, Tricks has played for the Dorr 4th of July celebration, every other year or so, since 1981.
2021 was just as fun as ever, with young and old celebrating with Tricks in the park.

You can tell how long ago this was by looking at skinny Rick and long-haired Steve.

Blog - June 2021

June 12 - Rockin' Rhonda Celebration of Life

This was a sad get-together for our recently-passed friend Rhonda. She has been a huge Tricks fan and a close friend ever since we first met Rhonda when Dave "Bassbeast" came onboard as the Tricks bassist in 2008. There really are no words for our grief. Rhonda was always smiling and dancing. She lit up the room with her beautiful face and personality. Just a year ago, in Feb 2020, Krys & Rick talked Rhonda and Todd into coming with us to see Roger Hodgson at 4 Winds Casino. She always liked when Rick did his solo cover of Supertamp's "Even In The Quietest Moments". She actually got tears in her eyes when Rick surprised her with an mp3 CD filled with nearly all the Supertramp albums. Twisting her arm to attend the Roger Hodgson show with us, Rick said, "you know he's gonna play nearly all the Supertramp hits". Sure enough, Roger played all of his Supertramp compositions and sang like he was still 30 years old. Rick nudged Rhonda a few times during the show, saying, "what did I tell you"? What a great final memory with Rhonda... But there were so many others. Here is a photo album of happy times with Rhonda, selected from the Tricks history pages (choking back a few tears),
going back to 2008 when she first joined our Tricks family.
For the memorial "Celebration of Life", Rhonda was such a fan of local rock bands, we had 3 bands playing for her afternoon Celebration of Life. Foolish Plezyer started the show, then came The Next, with Tricks serving up the final set in some scorching hot weather. Tricks learned Supertramp's "Give A Little Bit" for Rhonda earlier this year when Covid lockdowns had us doing rehearsals at the Dorr American Legion hall. I think Rhonda only heard us do it once, but that song will be for Rhonda from now on.

Jun 5 - Ron & Mary Wind 50th Ron's 70th B-day

Our first Tricks party of 2021 is a summer fest celebrating Ron & Mary Wind's 50th wedding anniversary and Ron's 70th birthday. A great party set-up. Great food, great drinks, great friends. This was a get-together of Ron & Mary's friends and family, which included many of our long-time Tricks fans and friends. Ron and Mary are friends with Craig & Jane Bykirk. They actually had another Tricks party for Ron's 55th b-day and Ron & Mary's 35th anniversary. That party was in the summer of 2006, and Steve couldn't make it, so we had Bill Roelofs playing drums for us that night . Just like 15 years ago, a wonderful time was had by all .Thanks to Ron & Mary for having Tricks as part of your milestone event. Thanks to all the family and friends who helped make it happen.

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