February 12, 2007

Merry, Merry, Maryland

Hello again. Thanks to the folks who responded about the gull. I agree... an over-interpretation of a Herring Gull seems to be the verdict. Anyway, GBT was on-the-road this weekend in Maryland. We played a concert and two dances, all put on by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington. On Sunday afternoon we played for a Family Dance with lots of very energetic 3-7 year-olds and a handful of slightly overwhelmed parents. Then on Sunday evening we played a regular dance at Glen Echo Park.
It was built in the late 1800s and became "the area's premier amusement park from 1898-1968." We played in the beautiful, restored, enormous and unheated Spanish Ballroom...
What a place! The car rides were a bit long but otherwise it was quite a fun weekend. There's no caption I can come up with for this last pic so I'm afraid you're on your own.