Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who’s got the biggest Bowling Bawls?

In spite of the fact that our ringers from another planet were either missing in action or too drunk to bite off ears, our Team Twist did show up and had a great time. The Flobots first annual charity event -- The Bowling Ball -- was not only a wildly successful event-raising thousands for the Flobots’ own charity which uses music to help schoolkids, but one of the best times we’ve had in a good long while. It was really wild seeing all the bands (Flobots, The Fray, Flogging Molly, Meese, and Single File among others) record store people (Us, Independent (who can’t handle their liquor) and uh... Best Buy), and local celebrities like Nuggets, TV people and the like drinking heavily, bowling poorly and genuinely having a blast. There was a very atypical vibe of warmth and the desire to help others in evidence. We tend to get very wrapped up in our stupid little lives sometimes and we forget that we love music, and we love the people who make and surround it. This event was a nice reminder that there is stuff happening outside the walls of our own neurosis and that once in a while it is a good idea to forget about ourselves and have some fun helping others. Dig the pix.

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