Summer Solstice Island Power Jam
Part 2: POST-DOG-SHOW: Broken Pony, Altered Destiny, Richmond Police Department, and a shit-ton of the Nervous Ticks
After the dog show was over, I noticed that Silver’s video camera was still there. I didn’t know if it was still recording or not, so I turned it toward Broken Pony just in case, and then recorded their performance myself since I said I would. (video to come later).
The next scheduled performer wasn’t there yet, so there was an impromptu performance by Altered Destiny to fill time (we realized Silver’s camera was still recording, so swung it back around to face this performance).
And then we received word that the police had arrived and were threatening to issue fines to anyone who didn’t leave. Many people left, though several of us stayed behind to help clean up the site because we wanted to leave it cleaner than we found it (because we’re good people and just because we enjoy making music in public parks, it doesn’t mean we’re trying to cause trouble).
While we were cleaning up, the Nervous Ticks performed a short set accompanied once again by Noell who said he owed them a set anyway. Because there was a threat of imminent police presence, and because I didn’t want Liza and Chaz’s body paint efforts to be wasted, I took a shit-ton of pictures of them and recorded one song (video to come later) just in case any RPD action happened. After a few minutes the police sent someone in with another warning of fines, so the music stopped and we finished gathering up musical instruments and trash and went home.