Wednesday June 24th 2015
I forgot to write that yesterday during our walk, a woman came right up to us and said, “I’ve see you several times in Balboa Park.” Wow! That’s pretty cool! We are famous in our own right.
I did simple, beautiful makeup today. God I can’t wait to bleach my roots next week!
We went to Pensao Atalaia to sing to Maria for her birthday. When she came downstairs, she put a bill in Thoth’s hand. Thoth tried to say “no” but Maria insisted. She really loves us. The whole family came downstairs to listen to us. We played “Waltz” for her. By the time we got going, people were in the street as well watching us. When we finished, Vonda was crying and Maria and she kissed us on either cheek. It’s like we’re part of their family.
We were really early to our spot, so we set up slowly. The prayformance seemed immensely unenergetic and slow at first, but our two Finnish roommates came to watch us after “Anya.” No one clapped after that song. 🙁 That’s always weird. Anyway, it did get much better. One of our roommates bought a CD before they left. That was nice of them. They both stayed for at least 5 songs. By 10:30, people were gathering like crazy and actually coming and sitting in the space to watch us. For such a bad start to the day, we did very well. I was pleased! At the end, the couple who lives above the space came to watch out last 2 songs with their little puppy, Kiwi. He’s the puppy who always sings with us. He sang with us tonight, too. We did “Pentagram” and “Heaven Scent” the latter of which he sang along to the entire time. He made a sweet little howl right at the end. It was so adorable. Everyone loved it. The owners let me take a picture with him.
A woman who had been watching us and sitting next to Kiwi said, “I saw you guys at Tourette’s Without Regrets in December.” It’s shocking how many people recognize us and remember us here! I bet as soon as we get to New York someone will say “I saw you in Lisbon!”
We had a yummy dinner at Nood. Our favorite waiter, Paulo was there. We hadn’t seen him in a while. Thoth was in a good mood. He only makes faces when he’s in a good mood. 🙂
What a lovely beginning to the week!