Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Josh Ritter in Wickenburg Arizona?
Josh Ritter performed for 60 people in Wickenburg, Arizona this weekend, and Eric and I were front and center. Wickenburg is a teeny tiny town we pass through on our way from Vegas to Scottsdale- where we spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with Momma D and Daddy G. Apparently, Mr. Ritter was spending Thanksgiving with his friend Dawn Landes and agreed to do a benefit concert for the Wickenburg Cultural Organization.
The last time we saw Mr. Ritter perform was in 2005 at Chicago's Double Door. It was hot, crowded and some very obnoxious dudes spent the entire show drunkenly heckling. This tiny show was infinitely more fun. He and Dawn stood on an itty bitty plywood stage and stomped their feet to rattle the tambourine resting there. It seemed like half the crowd were friends and family, while the other half were people who just happened to hear about the show. We felt so lucky to be part of such a magical afternoon.