I’ve been itching to post here lately, for no other reason than my return to blogging has made me want to do it even more, but I haven’t had much to chat about. I’m knitting only secret projects right now, so there’s nothing to show. I’m working on some non-knitting crafts, but they’re not photogenic yet.

But I have a confession to make. I got to see Pam again. And it turns out she has something of a secret. Because though she’s mentioned the band, I hadn’t realized she was a rockstar.

stephen and pam (by mintyfreshflavor)

I missed Empty Orchestra’s show on Thursday, and I hadn’t paid much attention to where their show on Friday would be. Turns out Long Island City isn’t way the heck out on the island, like you might think; it’s just one subway stop out from Manhattan in Queens! When she let me know that we’d completely misinterpreted their location, well, I surprised myself by bundling up and heading right out. (Another secret: When I’ve got it in my head that I’m “in” for the night, it’s normally impossible to get me out of the house.)

Pam is a rockstar (by mintyfreshflavor)

Note Pam’s Ravelry T-shirt. You can’t escape the knitting.

Not only did I get to meet Stephen and the rest of the band, but I met some friends of their from Flint who live in New York, one of whom makes instruments (bass). (Yay for crafty folks of all kinds.) And I even ran into someone I recently met—he’d remembered the name Empty Orchestra, was coming by the bar anyway, so decided to check them out and see if I was in attendance.

I have to admit, I had some trepidation about going to a show by myself. But I had lots of time to hang out with Pam beforehand and afterward, and I met enough people that I could have a conversation with a few different people. And I could always hide behind the camera, if necessary. So the biggest secret of all? I had a total blast.

stephen is a rockstar (by mintyfreshflavor)

12 Responses to secrets

  1. Manda says:

    Yay for friendy surprises!! :) Also, great shots. I was “in” with a couple local bands in Dallas, and I missmissmiss taking gig photos. :)

  2. pamela wynne says:

    Aw, this post made me so happy! It’s no secret that I was insanely pleased that you came out to the show. Also, everyone thought you were awesome, and is way into the photos you took — they’re gorgeous. xo

  3. Adam says:

    Pam is so totally a rockstar, and I’m super jealous that you got to see her show her stuff!

    Oh, and we’re very much the same with respect to hunkering in for the night. If you want to do something with me on a given night, you better let me know before 6:30, because if I don’t have plans by then, I’m pretty much not going anywhere.

  4. Carrie says:

    Those are great shots, Erin! I, too, and jealous that you got to see Pam’s band. I might have to start an email campaign to get them to come to Athens, GA.

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