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Monday, September 03, 2007

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together...

I can't vouch for an estimate of the headcount there at the Court Tavern, but the people on the dance floors (plural!) looked happy, the people not on the dance floors looked happy, and the folks behind the bar looked happy. There seemed to be a whole lotta happy to go around.

DJ Drew did the lion's share of the work, making lots of phone calls, doing a lot of worrying, and ultimately becoming the glue that held the evening together. DJ Iron Mike stepped in at a late hour to provide the equipment for the upstairs portion of the proceedings. Sharing responsibility behind the decks were Pat Pierson, Ed Wong, Lisa Uber, Pete DeFillipo a.k.a. DJ TM5 (who, after a horrifying set of events earlier this year, was back on his feet doing what he clearly loved) and DJ Trent.

Yours Truly even contributed a bit, pulling early DJ duty between 9 and 10, and spending the remainder of the evening sipping a glowing drink, handing out Altrok Radio fliers and generally watching the happiness flow.

Also spotted: Former Boogles and current Patti Smith Group bassist Tony Shanahan, and Melody Bar legends Jigs Giglio, Stiffy Biceptz and Gregory Gordon (he of the legendarily opaque black balloon.) Not least, Bobby Albert at the Court made our empirically nomadic reunion feel at home.

They, along with hundreds of other folks who came for a good time and got one, are responsible for making Saturday's Melody Bar Reunion a smashing success.

It all (once again) bodes well for a future endeavor. Watch this space for just such an animal...


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