18 August 2009

Roadtrip & Spencer Bell Legacy Show

Let me first start off by saying a huge thank you to my friend Lisa for helping me have a fucktastic weekend! Second, to my Monkey Ladies & new friends, it was a pleasure meeting you, hanging out, hiding orange juice, cracking jokes and just being our awesome selves!

Now, as a few know, I was in Michigan this weekend to attend the Spencer Bell Legacy Show at Callahan's. Specer was a gifted musician who passed away from Adrenal Cancer in 2006. Do check out the Legacy site But I won't start with the show.. LOL It starts with the drive. Lisa arrives at my house around 2:30 CST. Not any fault of her own. she was caught in Chicago traffic (1 hour to drive 15 mph)! We made our way to the expressway/interstate and actually made it to the Michigan border in an hour and a half. It was the drive through Michigan that took so long.
While going thru Indiana, I saw many nice sights...

Farm Land in Indiana and corn...

Blue Skies

A farm house! Sadly no horses..*pouts*

As we made our way through Michigan, I tried to take more pictures, despite being a bit nauseated from the RedBull and PowerAde I was consuming...lol

A really huge rubber tire.. Think of all the used condoms, tires and crap melted to make this thing!!

Forest and the trees.. The sign said, "People love to be in Jackson" I fink.. or was it Jackson like to be in people....

Four Winds or Four Wings.. eh.. Vision blurry..lol

More bloody flippin' forest! I wonder how many bones are hidden in there.....

We finally made it to DTW airport to grab Megs about 7:30 EST and from then, it was on!

<~~ATT: ALL BIG BEAVERS! You now have your OWN road in Detroit!!!

^_^~~>8 Mile BEECHES! Gonna lose myself...lol

<~~A bankruptcy number sign next to an abandoned building..How fitting.

We arrive at the hotel about 30 min later. After we arrived, Kristin came to greet us..But then stole Megs away.. Kidnapper! LOL j/k Later on, we met up with Jess, Nikki, Vicky, Jeanette and Elexses (this woman rocks!!) tossed back a few & watched cops encircle the Courtyard three times before heading to bed. Now, as Ive been told, I apparently take too long getting ready. lol. But after the crew got food and made it back to the hotel, I was ready to go! Now.. On to the shows! The first show was a bit crowded and hot! My hair went from fab to fluff lol. But I still rocked out. A few of us stepped outside for a smoke when lo and behold..We see a Monkey! We call Jerad over to take a pic with us. Not even 6 minutes later, Ben G comes out! We call him over and yes, another group shot!

The ladies with Graupner..I am in the armpit!! lol

Us lovely ladies again, this time with Jerad. Elexses' pose is gangsta! LOL

So we go back inside and watch the show! The line up was Drew and the Medicinal Pen (still learning how to make my pen medicinal), The Stevedores, Tin Tin Can, & of course 100Monkeys! Unfortunately for some girls who were in attendance, Jackson was in Vancouver and unable to make it (I heard alot of fan girl hearts breaking that afternoon).That didn't matter to me. I came all that way to support a cause and see what I knew would be an awesome show.

The show kicks off with a letter read by Spencer's dad, Mr. Bill Bell, from the German/French Spencer Bell Memorial site. And then after announcing a raffle, the show begins. Up first Drew & the Medicinal Pen. They grew on me.. Then up was The Stevedores. This band also included Ben J from 100Monkeys and let me say that this man is awesome! Then Tin Tin Can who are from my neck of the woods! It was awesome to see such talented people come together!

<~~Tin Tin Can.

Below: Drew & The Medicinal Pen

The Toast..(below) "So here's to all the ties we've tied. Those tied too tight, we'll set aside. Tonight we toast our enemies and friends & strangers & enemies. A drink tonight, to gratitude." -Spencer Bell

Below: Orson Brawl aka Dan Graupner

Below: 100Monkeys ^_^

Both shows were simply amazing and you could feel the energy in the room :) Most of my pics are from the 21+ show. I met lovely people and I cannot wait for the next show:)

1 comment:

  1. It was a lovely lovely trip and it was just awesome fun, really. Cheers to that!


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