Tyler asked us to play a benefit, a memorial service, really, for Matty Green, a beloved friend in the Snowbowl family. The rest of the band didn’t know him, but we do that kind of thing if one of us asks.
It was at Zoo City Brew, and it was….pretty amazing.
The bartender said (after explaining to me that the crowd had gone through three -and-a-half kegs, and the beer was gone, but they’d gone out to get more), “I do a lot of catering, like for the Rhino, and I’ve never seen this kind of steady, hard drinking.”
I saw a few tears but mostly a lot of love and hugging and crazy, life-affirming abandon.
I told Nate, “I LIVE for this!” And I meant it.