As part of the Birthday Month Revelry, Jim treated me to a night on the town (with Amanda).
We drove to Syracuse for a terrific Martin Sexton concert. The venue is really small and they serve beer and wine -- which is great for a show like that. Syracuse is Martin's hometown, and he is the 11th of 12 children so the first 3 rows were reserved for family -- it was fun to see so many generations of his family enjoying the show. Jim befriended 2 of Martin's kids who were manning the merchandise table.
There was some craziness toward the end when he started singing Gypsy Woman-- a bunch of ladies stormed the front of the theatre to put on a dance party, belly dancing style! Entertaining to say the least (seriously, the least). ( I didn't let Jim film that much to his chagrin.) Jim did take advantage of the crowd moving up to the stage to take some close up video of Blue Christmas:
Back on the home front, Grandma and Graham fell asleep watching TV, and there wasn't any serious melt down, so I guess we might go out without him again in the next 12 months :)