I was the sacrificial opening act on Saturday’s Chili Fest in a parking lot between 3rd and 4th Streets, sponsored by Godfrey’s. I supplied the sound and got to play for a handful of folks as the event started out. That’s all fine by me.

As I got going, a couple of families dropped by so I opened up my bag of instruments and engaged the kids. That energy always buoys me and the audience so I fed off of that. The rain had passed, the sun came out and I finished my set as a few friends and fellow performers gathered for their sets. I realized that I hadn’t played in awhile so it all felt pretty good for a low visibility gig.

I got to roll out the really good speakers that I had purchased after the big rip off a few months ago, so that was a good thing, too.