(Now that thumbnails are finally a reality for this new layout I’ve taken on, I’m contemplating slideshow integration next. Bear with me as I make a few cosmetic changes to the blog over the next month, gang!)
Set off for Austin, TX this past weekend to celebrate my birthday (and another friend’s as well) on Saturday and decided to drag the camera (and new lens hood) along. May have set a new land speed record, but that is neither here nor there. Getting there alive and early enough to take in the city as it turns to spring/early summer mode was well worth it.
Got to do some record shopping at End of an Ear (a fantastic establishment for you vinyl junkies out that way), ate an early dinner with a view of the city, played records, and then proceeded to the first stop of the night, Chez Whitham and my friend Stacey’s Hipster birthday party.
Highlights from the birthday rave:
The biggest part of the evening for Stacey’s get together (outside of the hilarious hodgepodge of folks) was the fact that it was an outdoor theatre (via showing films on the side of the house) as well.
Lots of laughs, great outfits, adult beverages, and the perfect weather complimented an already fantastic day. There was enough of a breeze to make the warm 96 degrees of the daytime forgettable for the evening.
Left from the Hipster party to catch the downtown Austin vibe at 718 for the HUMP! Party. Funk/Soul/Disco and classic groove were already in full effect by the time I showed up at 11:45.
Texas Relays were this weekend, but no deterrent to those willing to wear their dancing shoes and be a part of the vibrant night! Look at the space and the faces!
As the night was winding down, there was a cry for more music and I’m very pleased to say that I do not remember what time we left, only that every moment was a crescendo of feeling that got bigger and better as the evening progressed.
I ended up hitting the road and seeing the sun’s setting rays as I returned to Dallas on Sunday, but it stands repeating how good 24 hours can be if you are willing to put a little effort into them.
Links to the remainder of the photos from this weekend can be found in the following link:
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