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The Captain Cheers For Shortcake

In the middle of my busy weeks of moving I managed to take a nite off for a great cause.  Of course I’m talking about 3 Cheers For The Weirs!  My man D and I had been looking forward to this event for weeks.  D even managed to snag a pick with the host, Secretly Stephie.

What a great evening.  After years of reading Shortcake, it was really exciting to meet all the hip cats that Stephie always writes about.  Steph was a superb host for the evening and her man Justin was ultra-convincing at selling raffle tickets1.  Here’s the happy couple enjoying all of the support.

And wow was there a lot of support.  Stephie held the event to raise funds to support her parents after her father’s recent operations.  I was mega impressed at the outpouring of support displayed from her friends and family.  A considerable amount of money was collected for her parents, and I was glad I could contribute.

And as awesome as the fundraising was, the festivities were even better.  Seeing as the event was held at Off Broadway, it was a Busch tallboy kinda evening.  College style!

The place was full of cool kids, including a lot of friends from high school.  Ben and Allison and even my sister were in attendance to enjoy a solo set from my favorite local musician, Kevin Buckley.

Kevin put on a hell of a show.  He busted out his mad fiddling skills

And did some amazing work looping with pedals.  Here he is closing out his set.

It’s always a treat to see Kevin play.  I’ve enjoyed him with his band, Grace Basement, several times this year.  But seeing him solo really reminded of how much musical talent Kevin possesses.

Local band The Takedown finished out the evening with a great set, including a fun cover of “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure.

It was a hell of an evening, especially for a Wednesday!  I was dead tired at work the next morning but it was totally worth it.  Congrats to Stephie for throwing such a fantastic event.  With so much support, I think it’s safe to say that Stephie is not a Secret anymore.  3 Cheers for the Weirs!


The Captain

1  I bought ten tickets and won twice.  I love raffles!

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