Excited about the Peabody rooftop parties, but skipping the first one

As I wrote in the previous post, I’m excited that the Peabody rooftop parties are starting back up next week. However, the first one I attend will probably be the April 12 one. Three reasons for this:

  1. I hear they’re charging a $15 cover for the first (April 5) one, instead of the usual $5.
  2. The reason for the higher cover is that they’re bringing in a “name” band (Ingram Hill). That means there is going to be a huge crowd, long lines everywhere. No disrespect to the band, got no problem with their music; I just hate overcrowded Peabody events.
  3. Checked the weather for Thursday night and the record heat we’ve been having will be gone by then. The Weather Channel predicts a high of 62 and a low of 43. Keep in mind that when you’re on a high-rise rooftop the wind chill makes it feel 5-10 degrees colder than it actually is.

So I’d be paying three times as much as usual to stand in long lines and freeze my ass off. No. Not doing it.

I’ll see everyone at the Peabody on the 12th, when Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster will be playing. You know I ain’t missing that. Here’s a link to the entire Peabody rooftop schedule, which has been worked out through May 31.