Earlier this year, I wasn’t able to go to the Quiet Hounds show at the Goat Farm because of a previously scheduled engagement. It was probably best though, considering that my ex-boyfriend-ish type person was there with another one of his ex’s. But, I’m told that it was a great performance.
When I got word that the Quiet Hounds were playing a super awesome secret show tonight in town, and that you had to “win” tickets, I did what any girl in my position would do. I called the one girl who can get anyone in anywhere musical related…my friend, Allison. Or as some of you know her, Radiopotato.com.
So here I am, Amanda Brown +1 on the guest list and no one to be my +1. No one. I asked my inner circle of friends, then my friends who like music, then my friends who like to have an adventure. No one. But, I wasn’t about to miss the Quiet Hounds perform again. I put on my big girl panties, and headed to Abbatoir where the show was.
I walk in and am overwhelmed by the smells of fantastic food and signs everywhere reading “The Cooking Channel”. That’s who was hosting the secret party! Waiters with trays of cole slaw barbeque pulled pork sandwiches, cupcakes that were to die for, fried shrimp and grits…all complimentary. As well as the cocktails. Hooray!
Showing up to an event alone can be overwhelming. Luckily for me, a couple scooped me up and befriended me – Mustafa and Kelly. They were QH fans and delightful. We indulged in drinks and conversation all night. Kelly actually HAD attended the performance at the Goat Farm and was the winner of the Quiet Hounds tickets for life. So there we were, waiting on the band, when all of a sudden, a noise came from the back and a parade of masked men started in…
I have their tunes on repeat on my itunes at work. They are from Atlanta. They are like an indie pop rock surprise. And they have a trumpet and trombone and masks! Each song was like a little melodic snack for the evening, each one more fulfilling than the last. My personal favorites come from their first set of tunes: Southern Charm, Night Parade (which is my favorite) and they ended with Hemlock. A crowd inviting, head shaking, only person in the room kinda feeling.
It was the perfect evening. And I was by myself. I haven’t done that in a while. Sometimes I surprise myself.
A special thanks to Allison for the tickets, and Jillian for the necklace that I’ve worn two days in a row!