I had very few negatives in mind when it came to making Angel Fire my full time home. One of the biggest ones was my perceived lack of live music.
There’s just something about being outside, cold drink in hand watching someone perform. When I first received an email informing me that there was going to be a “local favorite” performing on the Elements patio, I was apprehensive yet still surprisingly stoked.
“Local favorite” sounded a lot like buzzwords. I went up the stairs to the patio behind a group of people, and Ry Taylor, the “local favorite” greeted each of them by name. My excitement levels went up by a few points.
The country club we all know and love had excellent acoustics. Especially since everyone on the patio was essentially front row. I’m not sure why, but being able to talk to the band between songs really adds to the atmosphere.
Maybe you can relate – but Ry was almost a mediator that made the entire patio better friends by the end of his set. I had the pleasure of meeting 3 teachers from Texas (who helped me with ideas for my last blog post), and a family who I later ran into at the beer-sampling event we held on the fourth.
He was scheduled to play until 8, but we were able to crowd-fund enough beer to keep him playing until nearly 9. As he played his last song, we watched an epic storm roll in over Wheeler.
Music on the Patio gained another regular that night.
Next week, I’m going mountain biking. Wish me luck.