Last evening was the soft, soft opening of the new, bigger Bobwundaye. The joint was hopping as friends old and new showed up to check out the new digs. Kat and River were behind the bar, while Conor and Paul mingled with the crowd.
The Ramblers were represented by David, Sandy, Tim, and Conor. Wee Sandy, our honorary roadie, was back o' the bar, jumping on barstools, scaring up petrified cicadas out front, and gettin his finger caught in cupboard doors.
Since it was a soft opening, the interior wasn't finished yet, but the all important bar was up and running. It is the same one from the old Bob's, so a familiar air is lent to the new establishment. The back wall mural is there, too, as are the chessboard top tables.
Conor, Lanny, Darren, and Sandy provided musical entertainment. New Bob's is quite a bit larger than its predecessor, so there is ample room for a band in the back. It remains to be seen how the interior decor will be finished, but the trial gig last night proved the space is amenable to performance.
There was talk of a jam at Bobwundaye on September 8 when Todd Mack will be in town for Daniel Pearl Day. Stay tuned to find out more about that.
The Ramblers are ramping up for our show at Taipei Artist Village on August 27. We're all looking forward to getting together for some musical high jinx. Hope to see you there.