9/16/2002

B-52’s in town

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:27 am

The B-52’s put on a fantastic show Friday night within the cozy confines of the fabulous 40 Watt.

Unfortunately, I was not in attendance.

The show was a benefit for Nuši’s Space, a resource center run by the Nuši Phillips Memorial Foundation. The foundation provides mental health counceling and other resources to Athens’ musician and arts community. Getting the B-52’s to come back into town was a great thing for them, and they kept it under wraps until a week or so ago. By the time I found out about it (having moved out to the countryside, my finger is no longer on the pulse of Athens’ cultural scene), the few hundred tickets were long gone.

So instead of hanging out with the drag queens in blue beehive hair-dos (well, actually I did a little, while having dinner at Clocked a couple doors down from the club), I spent the weekend at home.

I did have some farming to do, but weather tried to make up for being absent most of the summer by raining. A lot. We got somewhere over 6 inches of rain over the weekend. I tried to keep track, but the guage managed to overflow at one point. So, little farming got done, but the plants growing had a great time. Instead of working outdoors, I took the opportunity to make three gallons of Irish stout and five gallons of blackberry mead. The stout will be ready in a few weeks. The mead, in a few months (or years … mead is not for the impatient).

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