// GATHER 'ROUND :: Summer Celebration Recap // July 29, 2014 09:30
This past Saturday, we hosted our 2014 Summer Gathering at the new Moe’s Original BBQ in the heart of Tahoe City. The two-story building was just newly renovated, receiving a complete overhaul after sitting vacant for almost eight years. The crew over at Moe’s couldn’t have been more hospitable and we we’re stoked to be able to have our party at such a cool spot.
We started the evening with a family dinner by the lake as the sun set behind the silhouette of the mountains. Our close friends, Beer Bongs for World Peace, provided the ultimate transportation, picking us up in their appropriately painted RV truck.
Our good friend Chase McBride opened up the party with an intimate acoustic set, playing new tracks off his most recent album, Every Road I Take, as well as doing some fun covers, including songs from Backstreet Boys to Jurassic 5. His rendition of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’ was definitely a highlight.
Following Chase, long-time friend Eric Messier really got the crowd going with a bass-heavy DJ set. At this point the whole room was full of family, friends and brand new friends - just the way we like it.
The lighting in the room wasn’t ideal for pictures…but neither was our inebriation. We ended up tapping over half of the kegs they had in stock. Well done, amigos.
Another good friend, Ryan Brown (RC Bankwell), closed out the night bumping hit after hit ‘till they had no choice but to finally shut us down at around 2:15 am.
All in all, it was truly an unforgettable night. Well, maybe a little forgettable, if you helped in the previously mentioned keg tapping. Thank you again to all who came and celebrated with us, and a special thanks to our friends at Beer Bongs for World Peace for the lift, Chase McBride, Eric Messier, and RC Bankwell for the tunes, and of course to Moe’s Original BBQ for the awesome venue and hospitality. We’ll see ya’ll next year!