April 10th, 2010

Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09

Thursday Night Fever

I am on the mailing list of the fabulous local funk and disco band Booty Vortex, but it seems like whenever I hear about a gig it’s on a day I already have overscheduled. But this past Thursday they were playing at Johnny D’s, very close to plumtreeblossom’s place, and I was free, so I asked plumtreeblossom if she wanted to go.

As she posted, we had a wonderful time! The audience was pretty small, but that meant we weren’t claustrophobic and we could hear the band well, and gave the whole thing a more intimate feel. They had a couple people join them on stage. One was a guest singer, and I’m not sure if they had planned that or if they just saw a friend in the audience and invited him to join them. The other was a guy whose dancing they really liked who they had come dance on stage for a while. And during the second half, the band members took turns coming out on the dance floor and dancing. It was awesome!

One of the vocalists said that the band may be doing more Thursday shows in the future, perhaps as a regular weekly thing. I hope they do; so far, I’m a groupie in spirit, but I haven’t been able to make it to many of their shows. If they do a lot of Thursday gigs at Johnny D’s, I’ll be able to act like a groupie too.

(While I’m here, I also want to link to plumtreeblossom’s post about the relocation of Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary to New Hampshire. Oh, and I should also mention that our dinners at Johnny D’s were very good; I had their steak Stroganoff, which we both love, and she had a yummy bacon cheeseburger.)