Thursday, September 4, 2008

a New, Old Venue

It was fun getting in to the Wonderland Ballroom last night to catch a set by Matt Keating.

I was on my way home from a long [but fun] night, and had no intention of going. But I was reminded by an ex-wife that I was near dowtown [actually, I was almost all the way home], and that it would be the right thing to do.

As it wasn't that late, I turned around and went -- supporting the arts and all.

But man I was tired.

Anyway, Matt's set was quite good [a very different band and vibe fro mhis GalHut appearance during the summer].

But I was taken by the Wonderland Ballroom.

After experiencing "new" clubs like new 9:30, new Black cat, Iota, and Jammin' Java, it was great to go to an old DC restaurant that had a pit upstairs with a small PA. A pit of an old bar. A poorly-laid-out, hard to see Friendship-Station-meets-the-Gentry-with-the-Chancery-Thrown-In kinda place. An "outdoor-beer-garden" meets smelly-old-indoors kinda place.

Enjoyed it. Had to leave immediately after the set.

We're busy takin' down the nation, you know. gotta get some shuteye!

2 comments:

tomanonymous said...

Same bass player?

Gen. Buck Turgidson said...

a forty-plus man playing a three-quarter scale Fender bass. . . .