Firefly Pointer Fiberglass Jacket: Bite The Dust bash aftermath!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bite The Dust bash aftermath!

As of January 19th 2014 has been around for 11 years! We through our first bash this year at The Grease Diner, an awesome art gallery and screen printing shop. It was also my 29th birthday! I spent about a day preparing the "Galactic Goodies" which consisted of Wookiee Cookies, Yoda Soda, and more recipes from my Star Wars cook books. I adapted some of the recipes, making the cupcakes tie-dye. I also had a table up of my BTD merchandise, guitar pick earrings and jewelry. I sold a few pieces that night which was a neat surprise! We opened the night with setting up chatting and munching on the desserts. At about 7:00 Emily Jayne hit the stage with a cover of The Ramones "Needles and Pins." She also included her songs "Your Toy" and "Astroplane." EJ also made me super happy by playing Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation."

 After than we did a bunch of screen printing, making black and white t-shirts and tote bags. Next up was The Jean Genies who opened with "Ziggy Stardust" once again nailing all the Ziggy hits. And they were still able to do this with half a band (Geoff, Mike and Andrea), which we had due to space/availability. I knew they could make it happen and they definitely did bring it. I couldn't be happier with rock n roll, Joan Jett, Ramones and David Bowie music. We had the live streaming going for the bash, which was a great idea in retrospect because I can share the bash with friends that didn't make it and watch it again to re-live the happy memories.

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 I also had an awesome friend "Photo Man" Miguel taking high res pictures during the bash, he got way into the music and was one of the few people dancing. Photos coming soon! Pretty much the whole time I was running around like a crazy person and didn't get to enjoy the fruits of my labor as much as I should have. That's probably the biggest lesson I learned in all of this; don't worry too much and just enjoy it. Again, why I'm glad I did the live stream. Not to mention, I find it interesting to people watch. I mentioned several times we were live, but everybody seemed to forget (and new guests just missed the message). Next time around having a sign will be a big help to everyone.

 The turn out was good, and it was rad to see so many people I love in one building at the same time. It feels good as well to have friends and neighbors that believe in you. I got to stuff my face with sweets, listen to the best music, make art, sell art, and then go home and have a drink of Jack Daniels for my birthday. It was a great day, and I learned a lot about throwing this event for what I call my baby,

Check out the present I got from Steve and his wife Emily!

 THANK YOU to everyone who came out and tuned in. Thanks to the people who helped me move my merch and set up, thanks to the bands who played Emily Jayne and The Jean Genies, you both have a special place in my rock n roll heart. Thanks Laurie and Jon Jon from The Grease Diner for being open and accommodating for my event. 

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