There hasn't really been much summer yet, has there? Between awful weather and a busy schedule, I've hardly had a chance to enjoy the outdoors and just sit around with friends. A few weeks ago, though, I got a cryptic invitation from a friend for something called "Epic Feast #1" at Gaining Ground farm in Concord. Turns out my friend has some friends involved in the farm, which is a volunteer-run organization, and they were hosting a giant potluck. We brought Joel's mandel bread and my spicy cheesy kale chips.
What started as an evening with mostly strangers quickly turned into an amazing meal, complete with hoe-down (we had been instructed to bring instruments!) One of the other attendees actually went to band camp with me back in the mid-90s, so it was pretty crazy to jam with a fellow E/C alum. Also, it was great to see some stars for a change and to be surrounded by the real quietness that you can only get by leaving the city. Some snapshots of the night: