Welcome to the second installment of Outtake Tuesday, a place where I get to share some of the photos I didn't use for my 365 Photo Project.
This one is a somewhat romantic shot of Carol tuning her fiddle as a man on a bicycle goes by in Corktown, Detroit. She and I were backing up Matt Jones as part of a festival called The Strut. You would never know from the photo that we played to a pretty much empty room except for one table of our closest friends. During the set a drunk old Irish dude came up to tell us that we sucked and all our songs sounded the same. A few minutes later he decided to leave, and as he left he yelled one more asshole thing across the bar overtop of the song we were playing. He also had the audacity to place a flyer for a show on the stage at our feet ... ha!
I tell you this because it's important to remember that the stories you tell yourself about the lives of other people when you see somewhat romantic photos of them on the internet are probably not even close to true. And also, sometimes all you get for playing your songs on stage is a good photo and some time well spent with your buds, and that's enough.