The Encinal Yacht Club Raft Pack
put on a great show this weekend. The house was packed with EYC members and friends as well as with Catalina boat sailors who were having a rendezvous at the club's docks. The regulars - Mark (drums and vocals), Jim (keyboard and vocals), Sue (vocals and drums) and Carol (vocals) - were joined by two wonderful newcomers: Grainne (vocals), Chris (bass and vocals), and Scott (sound and bass). Mark is constant master of ceremonies, who turns out to do amazing stand-up comedy routines.
This is the fourth show the club's players have put on in two years. The idea started with Jo Leavitt back in February 2005 with the Show of the Decades
and we followed it with a July 4th weekend show. Jo and Doug went off to Mexico cruising in the fall, and Carol picked up organizing the group, and in February 2006, at our annual club cruise-in, we held the first Raft Pack
show, a tribute (if you can call it that) to Dean, Sammy, and Frank.
At our first Raft Pack
show, we peaked at our dress rehearsal (not a good thing to do, obviously), but this time our rehearsals were ragged and we actually peaked at the show itself (just the thing you want to do). It was a great success according to those who saw it. Following the show our club director and bar manager and Carol's husband Rob joined in for a bit of a jam session.
Plans are already in the works for a February show next year (though Mark will be off in Australia, and I don't know what we'll do for a master of ceremonies).More pictures