Last night was the third annual Pop On The Lawn in Florence, MA. Once again, School for the Dead, The Fawns, and Group DeVille shared the gazebo in front of the Florence Civic Center. The weather was perfect and people flocked out in numbers to enjoy the evening. The little park smelled like popcorn and insect repellent. Blankets were strewn about. Folding chairs creaked and clanged. Little kids ran around in circles, or danced, or built little nests out of the grass.
Our School for the Dead set was a bit of an adventure. We played some of the new songs, including "Bad Day Done", which we'd never all played together before. It came out pretty good. Tony and I had a little struggle with our guitars, for some reason they just sounded exactly alike. Maybe it had something to do with the acoustics or having a ceiling but no walls. On stage, as we played, it felt messy and somewhat piercing, but I'm told it sounded good on the grass.
I guess it did since a bunch of people picked up CDs at the end of the show. Thanks, everyone!