Thankful Thoughts – Weekend Style

Haste the Day, South Bend, Indiana

Busy week around here. Counting down a very busy November of my daughter’s birth, lots of events, concerts and holidays ahead!

I’m thankful for friends. Friday night the guys from the Underground Cafe ran production for one of our favorite returning bands, Haste the Day. Always a blast to have them in town! Some of the best crew to hang out and work with too.

Everyone’s nostalgic these days as we count down the final week until the Underground’s LAST SHOW – Rockfest 6. While setting up the show we played songs by some of our favorite bands that graced our basement, auditorium and area gyms rocking our speakers. Our resident audio tech Mark (front right in the above photo) has been working shows with me since… 2002-2003? It’s been ages, pretty much since the cafe started having live music.

Turns out he’s mixed a ton of signed, touring, national bands… before turning 21 last summer. He named off a bunch of bands he ran audio for and his ages ending in “teen” – pretty crazy we had teenagers running concert audio and lighting for all these years. Good help is hard to find, that’s for certain, and the Underground Cafe has had a wonderful 8 year streak of finding AWESOME help.

Thanks Mark, Judah, Devin and the folks that showed up to make the show a great night!

Early 4th

Happy Fourth of July, Independence Day!

I have found the paradox of alarm clocks and children. Only took me 17 months to put it in writing.

In order to wake up early, set a late alarm and baby will wake you up before it goes off. However, if you need to get up early, baby will probably sleep in late, and you might forget to set an alarm since you’re becoming accustomed to baby’s early snack and change routine. Oops.

I’m not a morning person, but if I am awake earlier than I plan and know I’m not going to fall back asleep, there’s some motivation to get started. Decided to make the best of it, scrambled some eggs and gave my cold brewed iced coffee a shot instead of the dripper brew. (Planned ahead on that one. Awesome idea if you have kids, like coffee, and lack patience for your caffeine fix. Oops.)

Threw on a listen to the Paper Route – they’re hitting the Underground Cafe stage July 20th. Can’t wait. (Check out the event page HERE)

Happy 4th! Stay safe and enjoy the crackle-bang-boom fireworks fun!

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