I’ll admit it, I had some hesitation about doing a morning gig. I was worried no one would show and we’d play to an empty room. I was delighted to be wrong. We had an smashing excursion to beautiful downtown Poulsbo to play the 25th birthday party for Verksted Gallery — yes, there was cake — and we had a nice turn out from the uke-curious population of the Hood Canal side of the Olympic Peninsula. You couldn’t ask for a prettier day or a friendlier audience or a more gracious host.
I’m hoping we’ve set the template for all our away games. Start with coffee and treats at Top Pot, a Seattle institution, take a ride on the ferry on an perfect blue sky banner of a day, play for a fun and welcoming crowd, eat amazing food (get the chili relleno at the Paella Bar, it’s unbelievable, and go ahead, get a second pitcher of sangria) and, oh, yeah, have a great time making music. Rock on, Poulsbo, and thanks for blowing my low expectations right out of the water. –Pam