Living Large, Living Like…

…Larry.

I’m pretty sure that this was the biggest event that I ever had the opportunity to play at and we had a great time.

A family photo during one of the breaks. Daniel, Kelliann, Me, Alicia, Megan, Niko, Elissa & Cole

A family photo during one of the breaks.

The weather was perfect for Barkaritaville.

All three of our daughters were there with their boyfrinds as were some of our friends who came out to support us and the SPCA.

We sounded pretty good, playing on the City of Aiken’s $172,000.00 mobile stage which got us six feet off the ground.

From left: Gavin RIley, Jim "Mr. P" Paczynski, Rich Weisert, Dan "The Doctor" Boone and your SVU. Welcome to Bark-A-Rita-Ville!

From left: Gavin RIley, Jim “Mr. P” Paczynski, Rich Weisert, Dan “The Doctor” Boone and your SVU.
Welcome to Bark-A-Rita-Ville!

People danced, came up to talk to us during breaks, made requests for songs and seemed like they really enjoyed our music. I mention that because the last few times we played, it was not like that.

For me, it is always a great rush of excitement to stand up in front of anyone, never mind a couple of hundred people and hope I remember my parts.

There is more to life than working every day.  Life is short and dead is for a very long time.  Enjoy life.

There is more to life than working every day. Life is short and dead is for a very long time. Enjoy life.

There is often a very fine line between excitement and terror. I must admit, that it was close to terror for me during the day yesterday. I will go so far as to admit that this 54 year old kid called his parents in the morning to tell them how scared he was about playing later in the day. Luckily, I was able to focus that enegry/stress in a positive fashion and everything worked out.

No reason to start thinking about quiting my day job, that’s for sure, but I’m already thinking about next time.

It’s great fun and I am thankful that I am able to enjoy this.

I snapped this couple's photo as we were packing up and they were leaving.   Thanks for coming to support the Aiken SPCA and please drive gently

I snapped this couple’s photo as we were packing up and they were leaving. Thanks for coming to support the Aiken SPCA and drive gently.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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