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Sunday, August 17, 2008

rockin' on the river

Our local radio station, WRNR, hosts "Rock N River" cruises every summer. They get bands to perform on a three-hour cruise aboard the Harbor Queen as they travel along the Severn River.

After living in this town for over seven years, they finally booked a cruise with a band we wanted to see that didn't conflict with something else.

The Old 97's!

We were a bit annoyed that there was an (unannounced) opening band, and around 9:30 the Old 97's finally took the "stage." (It was more of a platform than a stage.) Being short, the only place I could see was right by a speaker. It was worth the pain!

I just brought my point-and-shoot camera. I had the flash off because it felt rude being so close, so everything is a bit blurry.


Old 97's on WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08

Old 97's on WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08


Old 97's on WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08
(Oops, wrong camera setting ... but I kinda like it!)

Old 97's on WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08

Eventually, I decided I didn't care about the flash anymore.

Old 97's on WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08

Old 97's on WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08

Old 97's on WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08

The band would have continued playing, but the folks in charge cut them off as soon as we started to dock. Hubby was a bit disappointed in the setlist -- a lot of deep cuts that we weren't familiar with. (We don't have their first few albums.)

While there were a few songs I would have liked to hear, I didn't mind so much. But then again, I got to gaze at Rhett Miller all night. That wouldn't be as appealing to hubby :)

As people were starting to leave, I noticed Rhett was chatting with some people so we wandered over. I think he knew them, but we weren't the only fans standing around -- we just got there first. He's a really nice guy. We chatted for a couple minutes, got album covers signed, and snapped some photos!

me and rhett


Old 97's - WRNR Rock N River Cruise 8/15/08 from merrymishaps on Vimeo.

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2 Comments:
At 3:04 PM, August 18, 2008, Blogger Isabel said...

How cool that you got to hang around and meet Rhett and the boys after the show. They are notoriously nice!

The video is great. Thanks for sharing. (It sounds like maybe Rhett has a scratchy voice going on. Poor guys been touring and singing like crazy!)

(Rumor has it Rollerskate Skinny was written about Minnie Driver.)

Oh, and you haven't heard all of the Old 97's albums...you must get them. If you like their new stuff, then you'll love the old stuff.

 
At 10:12 AM, August 21, 2008, Blogger Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Love them! Great photos!

 

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