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December 10, 2010

If yesterday’s prompt was hard, this one is a no-brainer. What social gathering rocked my socks off in 2010?

I’ve mentioned The Slips before, here.  We had just completed a few days work together. It was our final evening as a whole group staying in an apartment in the city. We’d been out to dinner each night, and finally exhaustion (or if the truth be known, the introversion of a couple of us) kicked in and we simply wanted a night in, to chill out and relax in each other’s company. Pizzas ordered, a few bottles of wine opened, a few beers, some nibbles. Everything for a great night in. Nothing remarkable there.

Then someone mentioned we needed a theme song. Out came the guitars – played by the talented Chris Corrigan and Geoff Brown. And the whole evening rocked from then on. We share a common interest in improvisation, so it was no surprise that improvised singing was the order of the night.

Johnnie describes his memory of the night: “I suspect we’ll all fondly remember the after-gig entertainment in Melbourne where we improvised a self-mocking song to mark our first shared collaboration, and I mischievously smuggled its chorus into an apparently serious radio interview the same evening.”


I’m taking part, with 3000+ others, in a 31-day blogging challenge called #reverb10 to reflect on the past year and explore hopes for the coming year. You can read more about it here. December 9 – Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

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