A couple weekends ago – the Bepstein Show at the Great Indoors. I had never seen the Bepstein show before but had always heard how fun and refreshing it is – true!
I can’t remember the context of this but here you go.
One of Spoonboy’s last shows. I’ve honestly never been an active Spoonboy listener, but having lived in Baltimore/on the East Coast, I know Spoonboy has a house show legacy that has been going on for so many years. The end of an era!
Mikey and Sam playing a two piece Goodbye Party set. Coupla crooners.
Just hangin one evening at the park with Sam and Mikey and Rover.
A Memorial Day BBQ at Jon’s house.
Cynthia, queen of the grill.
Bacon wrapped corn. Would eat if I weren’t vegetarian.
We spent a lot of that weekend layin’ low and reading – it was great.
Frankie Cosmos at PhilaMOCA last week.
A nanny afternoon, stuck inside due to days and days of rain.
At Bartram’s Garden last weekend.
We were there for a play, an adaption of the Wizard of Oz put on by a bunch of artist types.
We knew some people playing in the orchestra.
The good witch.
It was really fun, beautiful weather, and in the perfect space. I forgot I was in the middle of a city for a while.
There were so many cool props and sets. I kept wondering how long they had been working on it because it was so elaborate!
Toto was a puppet. There were a lot of really cool handmade puppets.
They said that this play came together because they put up a flyer asking if anyone wanted to do an adaption of the Wizard of Oz, so it was just a big crew of volunteers that came together. In a weird way it reminded me how much stuff there is to DO in Philly if I get outside of the little bubble I live in. Sometimes I feel like my world is too small and it can start to make me feel anxious, but it’s pretty easy to step outside of that and try something new if I want to.
The following night we went to a show at a house we had never been to, full of bands/acts we had never heard of. Mikey knew someone from high school that was playing the show so we decided to go to it for something different. It was fun to be mostly anonymous in a room and meet a lot of new people. I feel like, outside of Muay Thai, I haven’t done that in a while in Philly.
Through that whole week, Rover was sick and not sleeping through the night. He was waking us up every ten minutes the entire night all week. By Sunday night we were in a delirious, sleep deprived haze. We felt very weird and anxious and exhausted. So we just took it easy and went out for pizza in a different neighborhood as a good end to a weird week.