Monday, May 10, 2010
It was 92 degrees at 5:30 as we were setting up for an outdoor event. Wow! That's hot even though we live in the South. A very not-typical heat wave had descended on us just in time for the 2nd annual Sip & Stroll on the town square.
We gathered just the local players for this three hour evening and enjoyed playing some favorite tunes as people strolled around the square and sampled an assortment of wines from Biltmore Winery. A dozen merchants provided hor d'oeuvres and a different wine for tasting. Local musicians were stationed on sides of the square to provide entertainment. Restaurants and businesses on the square were all open for the evening.
As the sun dropped below the skyline (the two story buildings behind us), it finally cooled down a little. While most folks sipped and strolled, we sat and sang, enjoying each other's company, visiting with friends and neighbors, and making music together.
Heat Wave, by Irving Berlin, 1933
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