Curlfriends – can you believe we’re already A WHOLE MONTH into the new year? Ugh. It was just over a month ago that Bill died and it was Gus’ memorial. I’M SORRY TO START ON SUCH A SAD NOTE, but that’s been my frame of reference lately. Death. But FUCK THAT! 2014 was about more than that, and we have a TON to be grateful for. Here’s our 2014 highlights in photos. Because words are boring.
JANUARY! We went to Duluth and played the Red Star Lounge:
We finally got some awesome merch!
Then the actual living, breathing Vice President Joseph Biden came and ate at The Bachelor Farmer, a foodie restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. So, of course I went down there to attempt to sing “Hey, Joe Biden!” straight to his sexy face.
Court went to New York City to play some shows and visit some friends and Sun Country temporarily lost her luggage, including Ernie, her banjo. Everything was found and returned on time for performances. And everyone at Sun Country was SUPER helpful.
Court had the honor of being on the panel with improv skillionaire Jill Bernard from Huge Theater, stand up comic Brandi Brown, and The Current’s Barb Abney for Carmichael Lynch’s The Gong Show Staff Party. Local celebrities, ahoy!
Anna performed in her first Brave New Workshop mainstage show! With her then soon-to-be-husband Tom (he is now husband Tom).
We finally made a *proper* vagina tip jar.
We sang Murica’s National Anthem at a St. Paul Saints Game! OH HELL YES.
And, of course, we did the Fringe. “The Sex (Ed) Show!” sold out every night, including our encore sixth performance. It was nothing short of a goddamn blast.
Court’s birthday show was on August 9th with those crazies The Drug Budget and her new favorite Californian, Kirsten Opstad. If you weren’t there, you don’t have the mental image of Courtney “break-dancing” on Lee’s checkered dance floor.
Minnesota Fringe Encore night, August 10:
Then I went to the Arts Midwest Conference again to wonder “why am I here?” while everyone else is like, “clean up your act!”
And then we played the 10,000 Laughs Festival after a Pundamonium show. Veldie’s last show! Boo hoo.
Six nights later, I’m with the other half of the band at Memory Lanes… and it’s Chris’ first show with us!!
ANNA GOT MARRIED!!!
Then I did the tour thing:
Landed in New Orleans, LA, for The Hell Yes Fest.
Then Gus died.
And finally, we got honored with “Artist of The Year” in The City Pages alongside some other very talented musicians, artists, and comedians.
It’s been hard to fully enjoy everything next to the tragedy that’s been hitting close to home lately (and there’s more that isn’t here… there’s always more). But I know I speak for all of us when I say thank you so much for a phenomenal year. Here’s to 2015 being a winner and Happy New Year to ya.