June 28th, 2010 by Russ
Bemba Entertainment introduced me to one of my new favorite things; music on a boat on town lake. How long have I been here that I have not had that experience? Kinda strange. I have been invited to various boat music parties, something has alwaze come up and the idea is forgotten. NOT GONNA MISS ANOTHER ONE. I have been on a canoe on town lake and been on a music boat halloween thing ON LAKE AUSTIN with The Hairy Apes BMX. That was cool, but this is on town lake. I pass over it many times on normal day. To cruise up and back listening to live music, JESUS, that Is just awesome.
HERE IS HOW IT WENT DOWN.We arrived before takeoff, made our way( with the help of some good folks. Gotta love those spiral staircases) up to the full top deck. We chilled, mingled and made small talk. I smiled and took in the sceenery. It was a super hot day, really unbearable, but when we got near the water everything changed, It was cool. There was a breeze. It was nice. The band was warming up. It was the first time I’ve gotten it together to dig HARDPROOF AFROBEAT. They kick ass!
I won’t miss an opportunity again. We began to move. Jason Frey (an old friend and sax man) took the mic, greeted us and said:
” we are on a boat!”
And with that the sun began to set and the music began to flow. The deck became an electric dance floor for the next 2+ hours. We floated west under the bridges. with music blaring. Joggers and walkers dannced TO THE BEATS. We turned back east and rocked out the bats. We danced and grooved. Twas much fun.
Bemba Entertainment is doing this every last Thursday’s through September. I will update you on the next one. Oh yeah, all the drinks were complimentary on the boat. SUPPORT THESE EVENTS FOLKS. C U ON THE NEXT ONE!