Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shake, Shake, Shake

Reagan finally got to shake, shake, shake her booty to Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean on Wednesday night. They played WOW- Wade Oval Wednesdays- an outdoor festival with food, drink, and entertainment.

For those that don't know, we met Abby Normal years ago at a wedding reception. They were the band and Bill was the DJ. The theme of the reception was a luau (the couple had gotten married in Hawaii) and since we were there early to set up, the bride asked us (me and some of the guys from AN) to take the price tags off the 500+ leis she bought for her guests. That is where the 6 degrees of AN began. Over the years I've come to discover that I used to twirl baton with Tom's (slide trombone) wife, and I worked with Jim's (guitar) (ex) brother-in-law. Then there was a little matchmaking when Dean (lead vocals) asked for my bestest friend, Kathy's, digits. In 2003, they played their biggest gig ever, our wedding!!! HA HA We've made lots of good friends because of AN.

Anyway, back to Wednesday......

The downpour earlier in the day kept a lot of the crowd away, but it was still a fun event. I'd like to get back for another Wednesday before the end of summer. Each week an area restaurant is supposed to show up and cook. Last night it was supposed to be Serigio's, but they were nowhere to be found. Instead Rascal House Pizza and The Euc were there slinging burgers, dogs, sausage patties, and pizza.

Nolan had a great time wandering around the oval. Reagan got down early with Aunty Kathy and then had fun exploring alongside her brother.

It was good to catch up with our AN friends. We don't see them nearly enough anymore and this was the only outside summer gig that we could take the kids to, so I'm glad we didn't let the weather hold us back.

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