Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Indoors! Outdoors! Who Cares?

Indeed, who cares? The band is all back together. Yes, for the first time in a few months, The (Whole) Tim and Bob Show was back performing for San Antonio audiences at Order Up at the Colonnade [indoors] and at Fralo's Art of Pizza [outdoors]. We had a great time, and so did the folks who showed up.

Friday night at Order Up at the Colonnade started off at a little less than full strength, however, as Steve discovered that his music, his tuner, and his guitar strap were all still sitting in a bag in their house. Kathy took off for home to retrieve the bag while Steve and I decided to do a quick change of playing order. Steve rummaged through my music book and retrieved a half-dozen songs he could do without page print. He was right, also. All the errors made on The Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" were committed by the guy with the lyrics and chords right in front of him – me! Kathy soon returned and we leapt into our regular gig featuring FIVE four-part and two three-part songs. It was great to hear our full sound again.

There were several Tim and Bob Nationals who showed up for the gig, including Bill and Mary, Pam, Casey, The Other Don, Sarah, Peggy, Benji (and friend), and a new addition [courtesy of the FulhamUSA website] Matt, and his parents Frank and Nancy. They all seemed to have a good time, along with other patrons. I know we did too.

And then, on Sunday, it was time to go outdoors again to the place where all this insanity began – Fralo's Art of Pizza. It was hot and humid, but still cooler then pretty much any place else in the county, and we played for all we were worth. We began the gig around 7 with an original song that was inspired by Fralo's: "South Texas Saturday Night" [yes, we know it was Sunday], and finished up around 9:30 30 - but not before we brought a little stage choreography to our performance. We were just finishing up "Raccoon Rumble-seat" and, for some reason, my foot kept missing the pedal I needed to step on in order to amplify my short almost-end-of-song riff. I had completely given up on locating it, when I noticed Steve scuttling sideways across the stage like a mad grinning land crab. He stepped on my pedal for me and then zipped back into his position for his last scorching lead solo. As amazing as it was from my perspective, it must have looked stunning from the patio!

Tim and Bob-ites Hillary, Marcelo, Bethany, Matt, Karen, and Sam were there, and we met some new folks – including a couple of lively ladies (Jo and her sister) who invited us out to play in the Hill Country NEXT summer. We hope we'll all be able to do that. In the meantime, look for our next gigs elsewhere on this site, or sign up for automated gig alerts.

See you soon and TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

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