We didn't have to be in Birmingham until midnight, but
how do you not figure in problems?
We rolled into town at about 10 and proceeded to hanging
out with the bartender and a couple of nice fellows who
were the only inhabitants of the bar.
They were very concerned when we got out of the car and
stood outside for a while. Guess that's damned
suspicious behavior in Birmingham on a Monday night.
Also, I guess anyone who stands outside on a 55 degree
night in Alabama is obviously a degenerate.
We went on around midnight to a small, but highly appreciative
crowd. Marty rolled in and hung out for the first set. We did a
one condenser mic set-up and it sounded suprisingly good.
After the second set we hung out for a little bit and then started
loading things into the car. A homeless man in a wheelchair rolled
by and started to ask us for money. He then stopped and said"Oh,
you guys are musicians". He didn't ask us for money again. I guess
everyone knows musicians are broke.
We loaded up, said our good-byes and headed for Bradenton.
that's only another 10 hours from Birmingham.
We are definitely looking forward to getting back to Marty's though
always a good time.