I am in the big city once again tonight. This night, I had a desire to hear some music after a long, long day. It was a three hour and twenty minute drive to St. Paul this morning through copious amounts of snow and drifting and ice and all the stuff that seems to make up the normal Wisconsin-Minnesota winter. That drive set the mood for the day and by quitting time was in need of some musical relaxation. I caught a repeat show for me, some bluegrass courtesy of The Dead Pigeons at a local taproom.
One of the simply most beautiful venues in town, tonight hosted one time local girl, now Duluth resident, Sarah Krueger on their stage. The Volume One Jingle Jams are going on. I love their new downtown store. The christmas lights on the outside of the building were sparkling. And, even though over the years, particularly since motorcycles came back into my life, I am liking winter less and less. Even past that, I have to say walking down the sidewalk seeing the fresh snow, the pretty lights, and knowing I was in for some good music, it was good to be out for a night on the town.
For lots of reasons, and reasons other than the usual one, we were late arriving at Pizza Plus tonight. As we were walking in the door I saw the lights were up and there seemed to be people just milling around. "Huh, the show is over", I am thinking. But yet the music is still fairly loud. I walked in the door, down the hallway and turned to go into the bar only to realize the sound was behind me. I guess I was quite surprised. I have been to Pizza Plus a few times for a band but they have always been setup at the end of the bar, next to the main door. I had never been to the back ro