Summer of Love photos
Last night was a little bit hectic and a lotta bit awesome. For one thing, The Back Yardbirds TOTALLY rocked it. After treating us to a full hour of Yardbirds tunes (touching on all the big ones, from "Train Kept A-Rollin'" to "For Your Love" to "Heart Full of Soul"), the guys returned and gave the still-eager crowd a few songs by the Rolling Stones, The Who and The Animals.
Let us just say that Warren's praise-laden description of the band was actually right on, as we had countless customers come up and tell us how much they loved the performance. The response was honestly pretty astounding, rivaling that of the Wilco listening party madness from a couple month's back, with tons of crowd-sung, call-and-response action. If The Back Yardbirds had a CD, we would've sold out of it. Thanks to the band and thanks to the many fine folks who showed up and spent their Friday evening with us. Oh, and don't forget that The Back Yardbirds open for Ian McLagan at the Five Spot on July 12th.
Additionally, the beer was delicious, plentiful and quickly gone. Thanks again to our friends at Rhino for sponsoring this event. The psych-specific 10% sale went quite well, and anyone who showed up clad in tie-dye or other Summer of Love regalia received 10% off everything in the store. We love it when people have fun and get involved, and in those instances, we're more than happy to hand out a little reward.
For now though, we have some more cleaning to do (buncha savages!), so enjoy the photos below and be ready for another special event coming on Tuesday...