Well, we made it to Phoenix. Tonight at the festival was "Arizona Showcase" night with 6 Arizona groups, then a jam with Bare, Men in Shirts, and 5 randomly selected Arizona players.
It's late (4:15 AM Chicago time) so here's just a mess of pictures (sorry if you're on dial-up):
Shaun is here.
And so am I.
Jos� Gonzalez, Bare's "den mother" for the duration of our visit here.
Jos�'s sweet 1975 Pontiac.
Evidently, there aren't many restaurants open late downtown, but El Norte�o saved us from McDonald's.
I know well the trouble of keeping a multi-group evening on schedule. Each group's time left is projected on the wall, in rather large numbers.
The time is also visible to the rest of the audience, reflected in a large window. Oops.
Men in Shirts made it down from Detroit.
And, oh yeah, there were some groups performing. Here's Jester'Z.
The first neighborhood bar we visited tonight, Fat Cat's, had Magic Johnson leering at a lady.
And the second, Bikini Lounge, had tikis everywhere.