Last Night Saturday’s 20/Twenty Anniversary Party
posted by April 15 at 15:39 PMon
And of course, by the “Last Night” tag above I mean to say “Last Saturday Afternoon,” because it was at 4 pm last Saturday when Ballard’s 20/Twenty celebrated surviving three years. The weather couldn’t have been nicer—it was so warm inside the store, people filed out on the sidewalk for fresh air (or a beer from Kings) between sets.
Because my allergies were making me have obnoxious sneezing fits every ten minutes, I was only able to catch Amy Blascke’s set. She recently moved to LA, so a lot of friends showed up to see her and cheer her on—they sat on the floor in front of her, and those who weren’t able to make it inside peered through the windows with the hands shielding their eyes from the sun. I’m not sure what the name of this song is, but it’s pretty:
Before Amy Blashke played, though, there was a cake walk. This really needs to happen at shows more often. Whoever wanted to play would hand over a dollar—while some music played from the speakers, they’d dance around in a circle, musical chairs style. When the music stopped, they all hopped on the nearest number stuck on the floor. Then a lovely lady drew a number out of a bag and whoever was standing on the matching number got to walk away with a cake of their choice, supplied by Cake Walk.
Yum! Sadly, I didn’t win.
Later that evening, the store also celebrated the opening of James Bertram’s art show, 24 Shot: A Year of Polaroid Self-Portraits, which will be hanging all month. See him with and without beard, with messy hair and with neatly combed hair… there’s a photo for every day.