Yesterday we went to our annual music party, or rather, Bill and Janet’s Annual Boomerang’s Reunion 3rd of July Party. It was loads of fun, as it usually is. Here’s a bit of history as I know it of the Boomerangs band. The band was formed by our friend Bill and a small group of like minded players. They focused on 60’s rock and folk music with an emphasis on great singing. My wife Ann, whom I didn’t know at the time, auditioned for the band and won a place as a singer. This was in the 90’s. After several years the band went their separate ways, as bands often do. 19 years ago, Bill started a reunion party and it’s been going strong ever since. After Ann and I met and started dating I met Bill and became an integral part of the music for the party, being the only drummer who shows up. Mostly. Yesterday’s party was a hit. Not as many people as usually show up but fun none the less.
The drums are mine but of course, I was taking the pictures so you don’t get to see me playing.
Lots of party goers and good music aficionados.
And of course, Mr 4th of July himself, our friend Craig, a day early.
We even had a fire juggler show up but since I was playing a drum beat for him to juggle by, You don’t get to see him either. I ran into my friend Mary and her husband Rollie. Mary taught me Immunohematology (Blood Banking) during my college internship and after I was hired by the medical center I was interning at. We have since become friends. I also got to see Frank, a guy I went to high school with and actually played in a band with for a short while. It was a great night!
It seems a local fisherman participated in the annual ritual of throwing a dead carp along the side of the road where I walk my dog. Leaving me with the unenviable task of wrestling a 100 pound dog away from the smells of paradise. Whoever you are, I hope your children rebel against you and read books!
It was fun to see Bill and Janet, and Mary and Craig and Frank, who I’ve not seen since high school. And a good time was had by all! Happy 4th everyone!