Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Alcohol + Jazz = One Really Good Time!

So, right off the bat, I don't think I'm capable of doing this post justice, but I'll do my best. Sunday was Bec's-Sister's-Husband's Birthday (almost my brother-in-law?). He's a musician, and was playing in the Salt Lake Jazz Festival, so they had my in-laws and us up for dinner, afterwhich we went to see him play. Aaron, my 'brother-in-law' is quite accomplished and did great, but this post isn't really about him. No, this post is to describe somewhat of a waking up which I experienced after a long absence from the 'real world' while I've been at BYU. How quickly one forgets the wonderful effects that alcohol can have on the already uninhibited personality! Bec and I have tried to use this blog as a means to take more pictures and document more of our activities together. Unfortunantly, we didn't charge the camera, so we were only able to catch a mere smidgen of the spectacle that is the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival before the battery died. So, you'll just have to take my word on most of this.


We arrived to the wonderful smell of beer. It was all encompassing. I'm sure that most people there were grateful for the abundance of Port-a-Potties which were readily available to allow them relief from the large amounts of alcohol which were being consumed by the minute. It took only a couple of minutes to realize that were just a few minutes too late for the pre-event bra- burning (which, from the looks of it, seems like it may have been mandatory?) , but it seems that nearly all the women there made it easily in time. I fear that some of these images are burned in my mind forever...

We actually had a really good time. Good music, dance movies which I'm pretty sure are only legal at jazz festivals (or if you're over 50), lots of crazies dancing around, alcohol, alcohol, and more alcohol, some occasional making out, and a whole lot of sweet, sweet saxophone. All in all, a great recipe for a really good time.

Here are a few of the highlights which we were able to catch on our camera before it died. I'm sorry to say that we actually missed more golden photo opps. than we actually captured. Enjoy...

Crack is Whack! But there sure was plenty to go around...


This lady sat in front of us. She was actually really, really nice. Mohawk with tatoo at the base. Special attention should be paid to the braid extending from her ear to the ground. So, to the nice Mohawk lady, if you ever stumble upon this. We enjoyed sitting near you. I think you're a fantastic person. Also, the picture doesn't do it justice, but that was the biggest Great Dane I have ever seen sitting in front of her. The dog came up to my chest when it was sitting. Amazing...




















Ever wonder what Brett Favre does in the off-season/retirement? Wonder no more...he dresses like a hippie and attends jazz festivals. Mystery solved.


So, really, this was an elightening and entertaining experience. We had a great time. Aaron, we'll come to one of your gigs anytime!


2 comments:

The Dunns said...

Gotta love the crazies out there!!! Looks like a great time. I love that the lady with the Mohawk has the tatoo to go with it!!!

Chris, Deb and the Ava Jayne said...

makes ya homesick doesn't it?