Rattletree Glow Party

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What happens at the Rattletree Glow Party, you might ask?  You put on your glow stuff, and maybe get your face painted.  You take off your shoes at the door as per the rules.  Then you can chill out and listen to DJ Happy Happy James, or get your dance on.  When the marimba music starts, you are in musical heaven.  Joel Laviolette and his band are so much fun.  It was a great celebration of the new studio home for the Rattletree School of Marimba.

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ANY

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ANY = Austin’s New Year.  The city threw a pretty cool party this evening at Auditorium Shores.  There were bands (including two of my favorite Austin bands – Vallejo and the Flying Balalaika Brothers), art, decorated bicycles, food trucks, and nice views of downtown.  Thanks for the party Austin.  We will see you next year. 🙂

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Full Moon Swim

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It is good to know that some parts of Austin haven’t changed as the city continues to grow.  Tonight was the Full Moon Swim at Barton Springs Pool.  It is difficult to find this party on any official calendar, but it happens at every full moon.  The entrance to the pool is free after 9:00 pm, so everyone jumps into the cold water and howls at the moon.  Pretty cool party, huh?

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Daytripper

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As the sun set on downtown Round Rock, it was time to meet up at the Main Street Plaza for the Daytripper Round Rock Premier Party.  Chet Garner, AKA “The Daytripper“, was meeting and greeting his fans, running around organizing last minute things, raffling off free goodies, making sure everyone was fed, taking photos with people, and smiling and having fun the whole time.  When it was almost dark, he thanked the guitar player and introduced his show about Round Rock.  We all watched the half hour episode with interest for our home town places and its history.  If you find yourself sitting around looking for something to do, check out his website for some travel ideas in Texas.  If you want to take the easy way, look for his popular bus trips and get some Texas exploring done with Chet as your most capable host.

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