Afterwards, got some pics with the amazing Shakura S'Aida and Rita Chiarelli - both always so warm and friendly, My camera is being ridiculously stupid these days, closing down after twenty seconds or so, not zooming, and just generally being a pain. So the pictures are a little dark - also because of the bad lighting in the area where we were, but, in the case of Rita's photo, extremely out of focus:
But here's a better one that Rita's friend Roberta took with a camera that works:
And then Randall Cook took one of the Blues Society goils with Rita; and it was posted on Facebook..."now, THERE's a gang of feisty ladies!" said a guy named Dave
I also got to meet a new performer, Cecile doo Kingue, who I thought was incredibly inventive and strong. Here's herself and moi ;- Oh, oh, on the side again:
Good friend Sharon was not feeling well, so in her place, here's the gorgeous card she gave me on my birthday, which I have framed:
You have to twist your neck the other way, just to balance the muscles.
And finally, the next day, Sunday, was a very, very, very quiet one in which I did not venture even out the door. Here I am being serenely at home, red camera eyes and all: