And I found out in time to make plans to go!
DH had a long week, and his students had a test this week. So he was hurting by the time he got home this afternoon. But Cowboy Mouth was playing in the theater at Workplay, and we had to take the opportunity to go see them.
If you have never seen a Cowboy Mouth show, its a show. Fred LeBlanc, the lead singer, sets the rules up front. You can leave everything outside the doors of the venue. The only thing that matters is that you are there to enjoy the evening. You participate, you clap, you dance and sing and shout and jump up and down. And in the end, it makes for a great show and an awesome time.
My knees and ankles are already complaining and my calves are going to be knotted up tomorrow for my gigs and my voice is shot, but damn it was FUN! I’m really glad that we were able to go.
Well, it always takes a couple of days to recover from a Cowboy Mouth show, but this is ridiculous. Of course, Zydeco is a standing room only kinda place. But I’m no longer as young as I used to be, and the smoking others were doing was killing me. I’m just way too sensitive to cigarette smoke and my sinuses are letting me know about it now. 😦
But the show was great! I danced and sang and yelled and laughed and had fun! DH enjoyed the music, but he’s a teacher, and a good one. Good teachers stand to teach, and he’s no exception. The standing room only was not a good thing for him. He trashed his knees when he was in the service, jumping out of airplanes when he was young. So he lets me do the jumping around for him.
Dumpstaphunk was very good too! They did a cool version of CCR’s Fortunate Son. and a number of their own songs, and a James Brown number that I can’t pull the name out of my head right now. After their set, we stepped outside to breath fresh air for a while. Ian Neville came up the steps where we were and I had the opportunity to thank him and shake his hand! Woot! No fangirly squeeing, but a heartfelt thank you for the great music. I will search out Dumpstaphunk again for live music.
Before the doors opened up and the folks who were waiting were allowed into the upstairs part of the building, the crowd were entertained by someone else. This was more along the lines of watching a car wreck, but everyone outside on the steps was amused. There is an apartment building about a half a block west of the club, across the street. The upper floor apartment has several very tall windows. One of those windows didn’t appear to have any blinds, unfortunately. That apartment was lit up better than the club and a guy inside was woring on something on the far wall. Which wouldn’t have been bad, except that he didn’t appear to have any thing on. With all his lights on and the window blinds wide open. The crowd was amused by his actions. More to the point, everyone wanted to call him and get him to close his blinds.
Neener neener neener! I’m going to see Cowboy Mouth tonight at Zydeco here in Birmingham. I’m gonna dance and jump and yell, and have a great time. Fred, Paul, Sonya, and JT are coming, and it is going to be a fantastic show! Dumpstaphunk is opening up, and I’m looking forward to hearing them for the first time. Ivan Neville and Ian Neville are part of this band, so it should be great, too. Lots of good music tonight, what more can I ask for?