First off, wow. What a weekend.
This past weekend, July 24th and 25th, 2010, was a weekend full of friends, family, and fun. From California to Florida to Michigan to New Hampshire, friends from all over the country came together for a weekend of awesome times. Special thanks to Hector, Steve, Jay, and his brother for driving out from Michigan just to attend both shows. Your support is greatly appreciated. I also want to point out that for both dates, people drove up from New Jersey (Gabe, Kyle, I don’t even know who else, but thank you), Mary and Rory came from PA, and Markie, Mickie, Nick, and Weezle came from New Hampshire. So awesome. It fills my heart with joy that in our second year doing this, and in OHR’s second year in existence, people cared enough to make the trip. This is the type of thing that makes me feel that we must be doing something right.
Also, extra props go out to This Is A Stick Up for getting to the Connecticut show after having their van break down two separate times between the two shows.
Lastly, Chris Morrill and Jacob Raccuia. Without these two wonderful individuals, neither of these shows could have happened. Find them both on facebook, and thank them. Chris and Jacob got the venues in Massachusetts and Connecticut (respectively), and had a huge part in making each show run as smoothly as it did. I couldn’t have done either show without them, and they deserve a lot of credit. So thanks guys.
Here are some pictures that lindsay took before her camera broke. You can see the rest by adding her on facebook.
Paranoia Dance Party:
This Is A Stick Up:
Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus (plus special guests):
Atlas The Atom Smasher:
Fatter Than Albert (now with Andy):
Lindsay’s camera broke at the MA date. These are from Emily Byram (thanks Emily!). The rest of her pictures can be found here:
The Best Of The Worst (Folly Cover f/ Tyler Rosenberg of PDP, and Robbie Allen of TIASU):
Tyler Healey crowd surfing during A Billion Ernies:
These pictures and more can be found on facebook and various other places. Please don’t e-mail me asking for pictures, I will hate you.
Wendy Dennis of the Wakefield Unitarian Universalist Church had this to say after day 1:
Thanks to every who came – you brought donations to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry and raised funds that willl go to both the food pantry and to the church to the church’s building fund to help keep our building in good shape and available for more concerts and other community events. And, thanks for taking good care of our historic building!
All in all, I think for the most part everyone had a wonderful time. And that makes me super happy. If Disasterfest happens again next year, I hope to see some familiar faces, as I’m sure it will be even more awesome.
Thank you everyone involved for making this weekend a great one for me and all of my friends.
❤ Aaron Hibbert