WE sleep in a bit then have breakfast and coffee at Doug and Micki’s.
We’re not long done when folks start arriving for the big party…Pete and Sue are first here…then Sue and Jim.
Jim and I go for a walk round the trails in Doug’s ’70-acre ‘garden’ and when we get back more folks are starting to arrive. There’s snacks appearing and beers being passed round.
By 4pm here nearly 30 folks here and the party’s in full swing. Lots of folks we’ve met before…and some we haven’t. More food appears and then I play the first of two sets, unplugged, in a great room.
We break for desert then I play another hour or so with a Glengoyne break to continue spreading the love…our supplies ran out in Traverse City, but our pal J J – venue owner in Racine who had me play a week or two ago – not only drove 4-½ hours to Nahma for my gig there on Tuesday, but sourced another bottle of Glengoyne as he was concerned we’d run out! Amazing guy!!!
This is one helluva party. Sometime after midnight we all end up downstairs with Doug and I playing guitar and Tom joining us on harp…the drink’s still flowing and suddenly it’s after 2am. There guys, as we found out last year, know how to party!