Saturday, November 6, 2010

FFA Benefit Dinner Dance

This was a really fun event. We played for the Calaveras FFA Boosters Fundraiser Dinner Dance. We came early so that we would be all set up when folks started to arrive. So, that meant a bit of waiting around. One fun thing about this event is that it was in San Andreas and that is close to home for Steve and me. Our kids went to Calaveras...and WE went to Calaveras High School too. We have many happy memories in the San Andreas Town Hall. And, now we have a new one to add.

We played with a new drummer, Jerry. Wow, he truly added to the fun of the evening. Jerry "gets" us! He jumped right in and joined Michael and Steve with all the kidding around. LOVED IT. Jerry was recently in the very popular band, The Detours. And, get this...Jerry is also Santa Claus! Woo Hoo! We played with Santa!! You will be seeing more of Jerry with us for sure! (fingers crossed!!)

And...he is an excellent drummer too!

I just love Steve's photographs!

Here is the whole gang...except me, because I took the picture!

There was a lot of extra time....and that means, lots of joking around.

There is never a dull moment!

Here is Steve, going over his song list, so he will be ready to play harmonica in the right key. Did you know that he has to have an entire collection of harmonicas in different keys?

You don't even want to know what they are talking about....lots of "boy" humor.

Michael and Jerry had lots to talk about.

The evening began with auctions. These fellows were dressed to sell a Hawaiian themed table. They really hammed it up!

The auctioneer was fabulous! I just do not know how they can talk that fast.

I could not believe how many great items they had for the raffle. Wow.

And,'s time to party! Let's dance!

This was the first time Jerry played with us and you would have thought he'd been playing with us for a really long time. A true pro!

Mr. Rock N Roll, Michael really ROCKS!

Michal and Jerry playing around during a song.

And, dancing, dancing and more dancing!

The kids are the best. My favorite moment of the night was during a really loud ROCKIN song. I looked over to the side and there was a boy about 10 and he was dancing in the side stairwell where nobody could see him. He was completely abandoned and was dancing up and down the stairs, bouncing off the walls. It was a really neat moment. That is just the type of thing that makes this so fun. To make somebody happy. And, he was really happy.

Lot's of little kids out on the dance floor...precious.

In my own personal opinion....Cowboys are the best dancers....just sayin.

So, now the party is over and it's time to pack it all up again. We have done it so many times, that we have a system. Everyone helps and it's done pretty quick. There's no reason not to have fun packing up too...right?

Another great one:

Think we should add these songs to our show list? he he

We have a very full holiday season ahead and we are looking forward to seeing everyone!


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