Hometowning

Written by hootenannie on April 6th, 2011

Hello?   (Helloooo?)   ((Helloooooooo?))

Is anyone still here?

If you’re wondering if the iPhone swallowed me, the answer is NO COMMENT.

I spent the weekend in my hometown of Montrose, Colorado.  I went over for a dentist appointment, since Dan Clader, D.D.S., is my longest term relationship to date (22 years).  After last summer’s debacle of ten cavities, I am happy to report that my complicated teeth are holding steady.  Zero cavities, no crowns necessary, keep on keeping on, and I just might keep my own teeth for a few more years.

While I was in Montrose, my friends Cyrus and Peder had a show lined up at a Mexican restaurant-slash-lounge, and asked if I would be the opening act.

LOOK AT THESE GUYS.

They know that I say this in complete love: they are dirty Montrose at its finest.  How could I resist them?

Peder and I bonded over our turquoise accessories – although his being an authentic bolo tie, it was a little bit more ridiculously awesome than my tame Banana Republic flair.  I played 5 songs, and my dear friend Laura sang with me – more on her later this week.  I saw some people that I hadn’t seen in over 10 years.  It made me love Montrose even more than I already did.

You want to know what made me love Montrose EVEN more than that?

The fire dancer.

Oh yes.  Peder plays with the cutest, quirkiest band Cowboy & Indian, and during their set, through the windows behind the band, a Montrose man was feeling the spirit – and set batons aflame.

Proof:

Hazardous?  Bizarre?  Amazing?  Yes, yes, and yes.

Just another night in Montrose, and just another day in my life.

5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Apr
    6
    11:28
    AM
    Carin

    I was worried you were lost in your iphone. But I should have known something fantastic was going on.
    xoxo

  2. Apr
    6
    4:19
    PM
    becca

    the baton man is the best thing i have ever seen.

  3. Apr
    6
    8:08
    PM
    Tay

    I just want to let you know that I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I am really enjoying it.

    I am going through a somewhat stressful time in my life right now your blog really brings a smile to my face. Reading your blog is really a highlight of my day.

    Thank you for making my day with every post you write and being an encouragement to me!

  4. Apr
    6
    10:26
    PM
    Denise

    I saw Cowboy and Indian this weekend too! They were in Denver, and I went because one of their band members is on the show Friday Night Lights, which is one of my faves. But he wasn’t there; your friend was instead. They were really great — good show and good music. Our show in Denver did not have any fire, though. Boo.

  5. Apr
    7
    10:47
    AM
    Riley McCormick

    HELLO! I’m still here!!

    glad to see you.

    p.s. you look lovely in purple.

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