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all my satisfaction

Posted in Scene by msdisdain on July 18, 2008

I’m beginning to dig this whole relocation thing already:

On Tuesday, I accidentally got dragged out to see Amos Lee open for Al Green at Wolf Trap (Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – and fell in love with the venue, its surroundings and the loads and loads of sauced up happy people straight up enjoying music for its merit. Dancing under the stars with Al Green sounding the same and sensuous when he sings “I-I-I-I…I’m sooooo in love with you” captures generations over years and well yeah, everyone was up dancing, dialing their cell phones, taking video, pictures and well, the Rev still sounds just as sexy as he did years ago.

Since then have discovered the following upcoming events!

July 27 ~ Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival 2008 ft. Stephen, Damian Jr Gong & Ziggy Marley, Barrington Levy & Soja // July 30 – August 7 ~ Les Miserables // August 5 ~ Face of America: Hawai’i Revisited featuring Halau o Kekuhi, The Brothers Cazimero and Ledward Ka’apana // August 10 ~ B.B. King // August 11 ~ Herbie Hancock

The Filene Center - Indoor/Outdoor Theatre

The Filene Center - Indoor/Outdoor Theatre

Wolf Trap is a National Park for the Performing Arts and sits on approx. 100 acres of Virginia farmland (Vienna, just outside of DC). The Filene Center is an indoor/outdoor theatre with lawn seats (that are, in my opinion, much more comfortable not to mention cheaper) overlooking a large stage surrounded with decent in-house seating all of which can fit a max capacity of 6,800 people. The Center’s season runs from the end of May to the beginning of September and includes a range of events from theater, opera, dance, and folk music, to blues, soul reggae, pop and even orchestral performances (~90 events/yr). The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service, which maintains the grounds. The Foundation does all the ticket sales, publicity, marketing and fundraising for these events and keeps tickets at a fairly decent price. Averages are around $25 for lawn tickets and mid-$40s for in-house seating.

I mean work happy hours with $2 Coronas at The Front Page in DuPont is nice, but quality concerts where you pay less to sit on a lawn under the stars on your own blanket with your own booze, food and good company are simply that. Priceless.

it’s also really funny to be sauced on the shuttle back to the metro station [$1.50 one-way / $3.00 roundtrip] with other really sauced grown up men and grown up women; a decent reminder that things are ingenious and synchronistic, and all we really need to do is hop on for the ride.

peace! :]

ps: do you know how many babies have been made since Al Green started singing

Al Green

Al Green

…and on the way to the bathroom, I ran into Amos Lee. He says Hi.

Steph Disdain & Amos Lee

Steph Disdain & Amos Lee


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