So I got there at 7:00pm, and had everything hooked up and ready to go by 8:00pm.
Around then, cybrenn walked in, and talked about his light installation, so I walked over to Gay Melrose to take a look. Impressive doesn't begin to cover it. If you have a chance, go over and see it. He's got the songs running from 7:00pm to 10:00pm every night.
I got back just before 8:30pm, and people had already begun to gather - including princesskiti22. We quickly discussed our division of labor, and I started writing up songs.
I think I was ready by about 8:40pm. No matter. We had around 4 rotations of about 5 people, and then at 10:00pm had a nice little crowd come in. And from there some comings and goings until the end of the night, and the end of the 8th round.
Keri and I (mostly I) had a bit of a learning curve, but not a huge one. Though I suppose I can blame the unfamiliarity for the 3 major song fuck-ups. Three times I gave the wrong song to the wrong person. Sigh.
Keri did just an awesome job. She had people involved, and cheering, and clapping. She was dancing with most every song, I was up in the booth dancing with most every song, it was just a whole load of fun.
We had some interesting people come in, too. Keri's friend Nate came along with her, sang just about every round, and now has an envelope. Aash came back and sang a couple of songs - with a Laura rather than an Alie this time. There was a smartly dressed hetero couple that were all over each other - the man's name was David, and he sang a couple of times, extremely well. He got a little self-conscious about doing country, and I spent a little time encouraging him to sing whatever he damn well pleased.
snafflekid was there from the beginning, enjoying his older country kick. Given that, I'm still not sure what David was worrying about. We had a few hours of trivialt, and quite a bit of justnate. Not to mention lucydogstringer.
timenchanter behaved himself, and left at a reasonable hour. sjgrrrl did not. 'Nuff said. And we had the usual complement of markobellydance and celticnoor and Daniel and supersniffles.
I was loaded up, paid, and out of there by about 2:30am, and went in search of sustenance, with one slight complication: The ratchet spring on my parking brake stopped working, meaning that while the brake "works", the thing that keeps it in a working position doesn't.
I tried three different coffee shop parking lots until I found one that had a free space with low local potential. It's now parked in the back of the Duplex - in first gear.
Tomorrow I get to decide whether to take it in, or try to fix it myself. Money's kind of tightish right now...
So it goes. More immediately, I think sleep is in order.