Lakeville Art Crawl 2023 Recap

May 13th, 2023

This is the best video.

First things first: the biggest thank you to everyone who made today possible and made it feel like a big, warm hug on a cold, wet day. Thanks to all the friends who stopped by, longtime and new, and a special thanks to the special women behind Labyrinth Puzzle Rooms and their tireless efforts to do the most for our community.

It was a joy to talk art, writing, music, and life, and a sublime way to spend a rainy Saturday.

This particular moment stands out, because of what it represents.

I did a short set at 3 pm today, and like I expected, it was rough (I’m still not fully well) and low-attended (but the people who were there were amazing!).

The thing I can’t get over, though, the feeling I rarely had in the old days of playing music that I just couldn’t shake: today was FUN.

I was having fun.

I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever played a show as a sober adult. But even though I was under-practiced and under the weather, I had this sense of control and a distinct lack of panic that I don’t really remember ever having.

It was a blast.

And when a young co-worker walked in late, shocked that I had “crashed” her friend’s escape room birthday party (I had been there all day), I just had to play another song, which ended with the “crowd” seen here singing along until the very end.

It was an awesome day and if you missed it, well, you missed something awesome.

There’s always next time?


Published by dennisvogen

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