I mentioned this spot in my last post but this was my first time here. It was pretty warm, and I’d rather have waited for sundown, but I wasn’t sure of how much the residents would tolerate noise after 9pm, so I kicked things off around 8pm.
From the get-go things felt a little off. I was awkward in an unfamiliar spot, and there was not exactly any clamoring to see any new source of noise on Alberta across the street from the Radio Room. But soldiered on, because it’s like fishing: sometimes you’re catching fish, and sometimes you’re just drowning bait. Tonight I drowned bait.
But a few people came by to see, and it never feels like a waste of time. At worst it’s practice in fresh air. A few friends stopped by, a few more didn’t, no strangers stopped to watch at all, and I just played a while and left.
I wonder if I would ever play here again. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t bad. Maybe I’ll try again sometime outside of a crushing heatwave.