EMERALD BALLROOM, Narrowsburg NY 8.23.18

Another amazingly unique space. Sadly we never got a picture. One of the things that really heightens the feeling of walking into such a great spot is the ostensibly empty town of Narrowsburg where it's located. It's a lovely small-ish Northeastern town, and the streets, at least on the night we were there, seemed desolate, but then we went to the restaurant upstairs from the venue, The Heron, which was lively and filled with people. We had a great dinner and some good beer and then headed downstairs for the show at the amazing Emerald Ballroom, which was almost like walking into an art-deco dream. This was a great experience from beginning to end and we'd love to go back if they'll have us.

We drove back to our motel that had a lake view, went to bed and then I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep and spent about and hour and a half being terrified; it's very quiet there. It seemed like the perfect place to be tortured and dismembered. I'm a city person. I need moderate levels of ambient noise or I start worrying.