Last night was “Christmas in July,” a fundraiser for Make-a-Wish at the Red Rooster, with The Dempseys, The Plaintiffs, and Frankie Hollie and the Noise. Here are a few pics.
The rooster guarding the front door was in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas decorations, a Christmas tree, and the Dempseys.
Sam the thinking elf
Me with August BFF of the Month candidates Kristin and Darbi. Note that Darbi has a tube top on.
Outside: A Christmas tree, snow machine, a sleigh, and reindeer.
The Plaintiffs rocked it out onstage and got the crowd dancing.
The St. Jude scientists make a blog appearance for the second consecutive day.
My co-worker Tanner, making a rare Rooster appearance.
Darbi liked The Plaintiffs so much, she tried to get on stage and sing with them.
Here’s a link to the full photo album (44 pics). It’s a shame The Dempseys played as early as they did (6 to 7), because they sounded incredible on the Rooster’s stage. Hopefully the club will bring them back for a full-length performance sometime soon.
It was a block party, with bands inside and outside… but July is a rough month to throw a block party. With temps around 90 and mosquitoes biting, most people chose to stay inside the club. I felt sorry for the girls working the 4 outside beer stations, who weren’t making any money.
There were a lot of people inside though, which is a good thing because they raised some serious money for Make-a-Wish. I tip my hat to the Rooster for finding a way to give back to the community and provide some quality entertainment at the same time.
Plans for today: I’m going to walk up to the Election Commission and cast my vote, for Steve Cohen of course. Then I’m going to spend the afternoon building my next website. Tonight: Not sure, no definite plans. I’m 50% on skipping brunch tomorrow, depending on the progress I make on my website today.
Probably more blog posts to come this afternoon, since I’ll have the laptop with me.