Sunday and Day 3 of the reunion find a very tired staff. That soon ended though as the musicians started taking the stage and telling their stories. An example of how the music happened was Shelley King’s set. She arrived and wasn’t sure who was backing her. Before her set was over, there were 7 members in the “band” and they wouldn’t all fit on the stage…..especially when Ponty Bone and Chip Dolan had a round of “dueling accordians”!
But, when Gurf Morlix took the stage, it was just him and a guitar. For an hour he quietly told stories about his time when The Duct Tape Messiah, Blaze Foley and he were roommates. The club was packed and you could have heard a pin drop. No one made a sound for fear of missing a single word or breaking the spell.
Planning for and working the reunion was hard and tiring and we know it will probably be a while before the next one. But, whenever it’s time, we will be there. What a magic three days!