Posted on February 1, 2011
A Weekend full of Gristory
This last weekend was totally great! It started on Thursday night with the arrival of all of Evan and I’s cousins from the Midwest. Kyle and Kelsey flew in from Austin and Kansas City, and Mary from Colorado, followed by Arista on Friday night in from Colorado as well. We had all started planning this weekend reunion via email about 4 months ago because we haven’t all gotten together and seen each other since our family reunions years ago. It has probably been at least 10 years since we all got together, so it was really great to get our whole group of cousins together again. Pretty much everyone from my dads side of the family was here, and then my dad – ol’ Billy Goat Grist and mom came down to see everyone as well. It was so much fun! Our grandparents even sent us out $100 for us to all go out to dinner – which we proceeded to blow on Sushi and Sake bombs on friday night!
Friday night continued as we headed over to JT’s for a gig with Dying To Wake.
We were playing with the ex-Dante’s Boneyard members new band, Reefbound Sol. These guys were pretty decent, some good reggae jams, and the place was packed. Quite a few people were pretty surprised to hear them playing some of the old DB songs with new lyrics. There is kind of an unwritten law that this pretty is poor form to do…but regardless they seem to be a decent band with some good jams.
Check out some pics from the weekend and the show!
Overall, it was a spectacular weekend – we partied and had an insane time, spent some great time with family and friends, and even had my parents around!
Oh – and I REALLY want to get ahold of some 4Loco and see what happens. Apparently this shit has been blowing up in the midwest, but I’m not sure if we can get ahold of the real shit anymore – now they have a diluted version since the original was really tearing people up. Just a random thought…