The first installment of the Tungsten Arts & Letters Society Outdoor Word & Music Adventure went off with a small-but-cozy degree of wonderfullness. There were 35 total attendees, including three children and one grandmother. A mixture of homemade and store-bought cookies were served. And lemonade.
Joel McConvey used props, including a stubbornly un-rigid horn (we hear it could happen to anyone -- not to us mind you, but...) to bring his story narrated by the last unicorn to life. Kathrn Borel took her shoes off to read her horrifying-yet-true tale about her pre-school teacher's menacing, magical fairy tale (it involved a child snotting himself into death-by-car and Peaches eating someone's throat, though I'm sure it wasn't that Peaches
(in fact I know it wasn't. It was a hamster.))
Kathryn felt it important to point out that the photo I selected of her to put into the "What do some of the performers look like?" page of this website is of someone ugly who does not look like her. Instead she asked me to direct you to these photos
. Despite her announcement from the stage, she is not naked in them (she's the one in black).
The house band, whose name, at long last, was revealed to be Bacon of Brunswick, fairly stole the show with their theme song (and their theme song reprise) and their covers of popular renditions of "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs." The latter marked the rapping debut of Sasha Chapin, and featured Jonny Dovercourt as a fairly bad-ass Big Bad Wolf.
Celebrities in attendance included Carl Wilson
(our new King of Hearts), Kate McGee (our, um, Two of Hearts), Caroline Lock, Liz Clayton
(to whom we are thankful for the photo above), Lee Towndrow and just about everyone else you'd care to meet.
Also, the theme, location and featured performers for the next installment of the TA&LSOW&MA were revealed. But that's the subject of another post.