Yesterday, I fled town for the day. I ventured north up highway 101 to Port Townsend, a charming city on the shores of the Puget Sound. After eating lunch and window shopping for a little bit, I asked a local barista about any not-to-be-missed Port Townsend attractions. She said to follow the shoreline to Fort Worden, a former 19th century military base now converted into a 43 acre multi-use park and community center. It was absolutely stunning. Though I only made it to the beach in time to watch the sunset, I’m ready for a return visit to explore the rest of the grounds.
I returned in time to work the door for the Olympia All Ages Benefit show featuring Mount Eerie and Wolves In The Throne Room. An odd, but brilliant bill for sure. It was our must successful show – we had 343 paying show goers! I love being a part of this project. I love helping Make Things Happen. In early December, we also presented Mirah with the Portland Cello Project, which was an amazing show as well. Anyway, before things started, I snapped some pictures of the loft space we rent out for large events. It was previously the K Records loft and the walls are still covered in graffiti from all the musicians who have recorded there over the years. During Mount Eerie’s set, I took a break from the door to take some crowd shots. Truly an amazing night. If you open the photos in a new window, you’ll see ’em a bit bigger. And Yes, that is a Christmas tree suspended from the rafters.