Well, friends. Sometimes, you have an idea and you think it could be something good, and you want to do some good in the world, and what’s the worst that could happen? It’s probably going to be fun, anyway, right?
And then it turns into something so insanely good, so incredibly much fun, that there are almost no words to describe it.
That’s what happened at The Ramble at Radio Radio Friday night, a recreation of The Band’s The Last Waltz to benefit Down Syndrome Indiana.
So I’ll add just a few words to these photos shot by Scott Rudicel, the nicest asshole of a stage manager ever. First and foremost among them (the words) to Matt Mays, who has the misfortune of being one of those guys who is capable of Being In Charge. And all The Haters: Tad Armstrong, Dave England, Wade Parish, and Matt Wilson, for being awesome in a sense that word was intended to convey back when we didn’t say things like “this salad is awesome.” And Honey Boy Bill Mallers, and the horn section: Josh Silbert, Eric Evans, and Charlie Krone, for working their asses off all night long and making everyone else who took that stage look like a genius.
And thank you, Jeff Grantham. That was one hell of an idea.