The weekend of January17th, Dangerous Curves headed back East to perform for a Private Party in Cheshire, Connecticut. What a great time we had!!
Gret and her husband, Michael, actually went out a day early to visit with family (that’s where Gret’s from originally) and Karen and I flew out on Saturday together. And aside from the 20 or so minutes of utter panic and Olympic speed running I went through when I realized I had left my brand new Blackberry Storm on the airplane (2 concourses away, just as we got ready to board the second plane in Cleveland, Ohio) and had to RUN all the way back to get it, the trip there was fairly uneventful. :) Thank goodness I began exercising again a few months ago…geez! Anyway, we arrived safely in Hartford, CT and Michael and Gret picked us up and drove us to where we’d be staying for the next 2 days.
First of all, I have to mention just how beautiful Connecticut is…particularly Cheshire, CT…COLD, but beautiful! Secondly, talk about getting the “Royal Treatment”…we were blown away when we saw where they were putting us up for the weekend! We had our own HOUSE! Seriously…an entire house, all to ourselves. So great!! Then Gret showed us the “welcome package” her mom had prepared for us…a bottle of red AND a bottle of white wine, gourmet cheese and meats, grapes, chips, salsa…you name it, it was in there. Wow!! They completely SPOILED us…and we loved it!
The next morning, following some good old-fashioned Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (apparently they don’t have Starbucks on every corner like here in Vegas), we headed over to “The Waverly” for our sound check and performance. We were to be the guest entertainment for a family reunion/80th birthday party in their private room. We performed a 45-minute set which included the following:
- Love Being Here With You
- Old Cape Cod
- Natural Woman
- Faithless Love
- Is This Anyway To Fall In Love
- Judy Garland Medley
- How You Live
- Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
- Moon River
- I’m A Woman
We closed with “Let There Be Peace On Earth” by special request from the family for Maize’s birthday. The show turned out great…and the audience was SO appreciative. Following the gig, we met Gret’s family back at the guest house for drinks, snacks, and fabulous conversation. Okay, let me just say, Gret’s family is a RIOT! Very, very fun.
On Monday morning, Karen and I were driven to the airport to begin our trip back. Due to the weather (lots of ice in Newark where we had our connecting flight) the trip back to Vegas took a bit longer than expected. But the Continental Airlines staff was incredible throughout the entire trip (I highly recommend flying them whenever possible). Besides, when you’ve got a GREAT friend by your side (and wine in your glass), nothing can get you down. :) Seriously, we had an absolutely wonderful time on this gig…PLUS we got paid great money just for doing what we love to do. What more could you ask?????