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Devil’s Day

Devil's Day

Saturday was a long day spent on Lake Travis. There were coincidentally two different events happening right next door to one another. I say, “coincidentally,” because you could hear the organizers of each groaning that the other one was taking place. Things started off for me (along with pals Erin, Heather, Beth, Melissa, and company) at the second annual Devil’s Day celebration in Devil’s Cove…

(The houseboat on the left is where the various bands performed, as folks watched from party barges or in the lake. Here, local pop/rock Nooner takes the stage to start things off.)

(The Riddlin’ Kids enjoyed an energetic set from on top of the boat later in the day. Though it was never openly discussed Saturday, rumors buzzed that this would be the final performance for the Austin-based pop/punk quartet. This news follows two major-label LPs on Columbia Records.)

(Clint from The Riddlin’ Kids stops for a guitar solo during the show.)

(During the Devil’s Day party, the method of choice for getting in the lake was jumping off of the barges, just like this guy. I did it many, many times… though never backwards.)

As soon as the Devil’s Day party ended, I headed over to the Austin stop of the Wet Grooves tour, held at Carlos ‘n’ Charlie’s. The rave roadshow offers a showcase for great DJs and bands such as Los Amigos Invisibles. All of it was hosted by award-winning performer of stage and screen, Stormy Daniels…

(DJ Dan spins as things get going Saturday evening, overlooking Lake Travis.)

(DJ Skribble chills out backstage, prepping his turn on the stage.)

(The crowds dance as the day turns to night.)

I wish I could say the exhausting activities of Saturday afternoon led me straight to sleep once I got home. I wish I could say I didn’t go right back out and downtown. I wish I could say I didn’t conclude the night singing UT fight songs at a bar when some Aggies showed up. I wish I could say that, but I can’t.

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