Two Days With BAT and Brenda

July 19

Arrowwood

[Amazingly, with thunderstorms forecast almost daily, BAT was able to give us two outdoor performances this visit.  As a reminder, he will be back for Grape Stomp.]

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[The Super takes her “Missing u at” photo.  The deck was packed, fortunately we were able to fit in with Bonnie Schnell’s table of 20.]

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[The weather patterns have been giving us some interesting cloud formations.]

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[Yup, going up to “put bread in his jar” during Piano Man.]

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[The drive home that evening . . .]

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July 21

Carlos Creek Winery

[Again, happy to be outside.  A little on the sticky side, but bearable.  There are five videos here for your dining and dancing pleasure – don’t be afraid to look at them, hardly takes 15 minutes.]

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[I think I’m getting the finger?]

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[Trina Wolfe, the director of retail for the winery, comes out to check on things.  Linda and Rick were table mates.]

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[Even Brenda videos BAT!]

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[Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.]

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[Brenda finds safe haven behind the winery pickup.]

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[Barb and Jewett Benson, local Renaissance people and dance instructors on the side, show us how it’s done.]

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[And here we all are!]

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[8 amongst a cast of thousands.]

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[Woo-woo!]

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[The man works hard.]

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[Brenda notes the Cub Reporter would like to hear Pancho and Lefty.]

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[I didn’t realize the Benson group behind us was also taking their group photo.  Doh!]

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[The wedding party comes through – at least it gave BAT a half hour break.]

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[Things really get cranked up the last hour . . . ]

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[Somehow BAT finds even more energy . . . ]

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[And the patrons, now stoked with an afternoon of venue product, are ready to cut loose!]

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[Let’s booooooogie!!!]

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[Bon voyage, BAT and Brenda!]

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.  ~  Frank Zappa

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One Response to Two Days With BAT and Brenda

  1. JamiG4 says:

    Love BAT!!! Looks like he got them all up singing and dancing, as usual. He’s looking a little Neil Young-esque. Always adorable.

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