Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy First Day of Fall!!

Anyone who is somewhere near my age may think the same thing I thought here. My son showed up to meet us at the Wildlife Arts Festival. Can you guess who the first "Rock 'n Roll dude" that I thought of when I saw him???


If you guessed Rick Ocasek maybe you should win a prize - or maybe that was too easy.

Nathan was playing with his band in Dahlonega on Saturday evening. We thought it would be a nice little road trip. We put the address into mapquest, got our directions and headed out. Mr. Man and I were excited to have Nathan playing in Dahlonega. We love that place! It has such a nice square with lots of places to get a bite to eat or a beer (a nice change from the ridiculously dry Blue Ridge). So, we went early to walk around, goof off and wait for his playing time.

We followed our directions and they had us turn before we ever got to the downtown area. Then we headed down this gravel road, then through this very rural "neighborhood". Here's a view of what we were seeing on the way. Looks like a real 'happenin' place, right?


We thought "Surely not - this can't be right". We saw this building but didn't really think anything of it. No street number, no venue sign, no real parking lot, no one there.........


But then we realized - yep - this is it. Nathan immediately called his other band mates knowing they weren't going to believe their "venue"! We went to downtown, had a late lunch, had a beer, walked around a bit then headed back to the "venue". We had lunch and beer at the Crimson Moon. They have GREAT food!!


It really wasn't that bad once we got in there - but Mr. Man and I were, by far, the oldest people there! It was fun though, I got hit on by an extremely drunk, extremely unattractive being, the music was pretty good and we managed to be home around 11. Here's a couple pictures of the band. Amazing the things we are willing to do as parents, right?

7 comments:

LittleWit said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! :)

Hockey Mom said...

I thought of Joey Ramone. Where's pics of the band? Hmmm?

Turtle said...

Yup, i also thought of joey ramone first but rick is definately there as well! Interesting venue for sure!

vanfox23 said...

HA! I got it right! Altho my answer was that guy from The Cars! I couldn't remember his name till I scrolled down! It sounds like you had a lot of fun!

Sue said...

Did they play any Cars songs? hehe He does look a lot like Rick Ocasek.

Jane said...

Looks like it was fun. Jim and I always feel like we raise the average age of most bar/club type rooms we walk into these days.

BeanMama said...

No way - WAY cuter than Rick O. WAY WAY WAY.