Post Number: 129
|Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 11:38 am: |
That's right, I played a gig at the White House this week!!
The usual disclaimer: I didn't play an Alembic. I played baritone sax. But still....
In another thread, I mentioned a wedding we played at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport. They liked us enough to invite us to play at the Congressional Ball, the White House's annual Christmas party, held December 8. It was a little at-home, held in the East Room, for some 800!
A write-up is here. There are some pictures, but I'm still working on getting more, along with the set list.
Post Number: 306
|Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 12:15 pm: |
What a great experience!
Post Number: 189
|Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 1:10 pm: |
Thanks, George, for this absolutely amazing story, in all it's glorious detail! I'm looking forward to seeing the set list.
Way to go!
Post Number: 2030
|Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 1:19 am: |
In the general spirit of Club members cluttering the area without actually bringing their Alembic to share the fun, two weeks ago I was just one block away on Pennsylvania Av, at the Willard, for a week-end. Not at my own expenses, I should add.
Post Number: 786
|Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 6:56 pm: |
Congrats from an old trombone player
Post Number: 7254
|Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:20 pm: |
Wow! Great story!
One of the more interesting parts was this little exchange:
“Nobody told us to expect you; your contractor really screwed up!” he said, along with some eye rolling and head shaking. He said this just as the social secretary, coming to vouch for me, came up behind him. “Look,” she said, “I've been working my ass off on this since 6:00am, and I don't need that kind of shit from you!”
Post Number: 130
|Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 8:09 am: |
I updated the web page with a link to the set list. (Yeah, we'll play anything; we even have a big-band arrangement of Stairway to Heaven.)
Post Number: 376
|Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 5:51 pm: |
Nice! I hear George throws one heck of a party!