Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stingaree Music Festival 2008 - John Evans Band

Since everyone seems to be curious about the "man in his underwear" in my Stingaree Festival pictures, I suppose I need to skip ahead a bit and talk about the John Evans Band.

John Evans and Hayes Carll

(pic from John Evans Band Myspace page)

John Evans at Stingaree 2007

The John Evans band is a group from Houston headed by the talented and charismatic John Evans. At 5:00 p.m. Saturday, John took the stage and said, "It's 5:00. This is the sexy hour. Call all your sexy friends to the tent." I never saw him without a smile the whole weekend. Sure, he was probably drunk, what's your point?

Back to the underwear. In 2007, Stingaree was plagued by horrible weather conditions. The temperature never got much warmer than 50 degrees, it was rainy and the winds were so strong, they almost blew the ginormous tent anchors out of the ground. Now, I know you Canadians are saying, "Big whoop," but that is totally unacceptable weather for April in Texas.

So, in an effort to inspire the crowd, John Evans took his clothes off. I missed it. I was cold. I was in the bar. This year, if it happened again, I was determined not to miss it. Toward the end of his set, he reminded everyone about his clothes removal the year before and said that this year, the band would be removing their clothes and he would be keeping his clothes on.

"No!" I shouted and "No!" it was. He took his clothes off, too...


Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Ok, I must be getting old or jaded or something, because when I looked at your pics the first time, I only had eyes for the beach!

Too funny that he left his undies *and* his boots on.

Laurie said...

Just... - Not old or jaded, just missing the beach.