Archive for October, 2015

70’s Halloween Party at Studio 541

70's Drop Daddies Halloween

Monster Mash, anyone?  The theme for this year’s Halloween party at the Maiorana’s was 70’s.  Bust out the fros, disco shirts, and polyester leisure suits!

Unusual twist this year– just as we arrived to set up, a power line across the street literally exploded in a flash of light and noise (looked like a greenish lightning strike! ) So we were anxiously awaiting PG&E to restore the power- and they never did.  We were fortunate that one of the Maioranas’ neighbors is a prepper- and brought over their generator to power the band for the evening.  The rest of the neighborhood had no power- but we were rocking the block.

Another amusing highlight, John and Gary singing Harry Belafonte’s “Jump In The Line” (extra credit for the Halloween connection – it was in the movie Beetlejuice)

Thanks again to our hosts Frank and Leticia at Studio 541 for an always off-the-hook Halloween party!



Setting up in "Studio 541"PG&E arriving on sceneView from the stageJohn and DB- matching shirts!Jen and LisaJen and GaryGaryRyanXenoIanJohnJeffThe generator that saved the gig

Walk To End Alzheimer’s 2015

Walnut Creek Walk To End Alzheimer's 2015The Drop Daddies were again honored to be a part of the Walk  to End Alzheimer’s event at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. This year’s walk was on October 17, 2015.

The schedule was similar to last year’s event, starting with a crazy-early set up before sunrise and music and activities until early afternoon.

We provided live music throughout the event, managed the stage during the ceremony and speeches, and coordinated with the MC, Renee Morgan of the Danville Town Council.

Walnut Creek Walk To End Alzheimer's 2015

We played a set with the Twin Creeks Elementary Chorus (led by their teacher Terri Knight) – including John and Gary’s daughters Emily and Maddy. They sang Lonely Boy, Surfin Safari, California Sun, Animal and finished with their favorite Radioactive.

This year’s event had a bigger turnout than last year- over 2000 attendees– and a total of $350,000 was raised for Alzheimer’s research.

Once again, Emily was our photographer, and this time she snapped a number of very artistic shots in addition to the band photos.

Pre-sunrise setupPre-sunrise setupSunrise from the stageBloody mary?Stage all set upStage all set upStage all set upStage all set upStage all set upPerforming with the Twin Creeks Elemenetary ChorusView from the stagePhoto boothRyan rocks the side stageJeff and XenoIan and Xeno- rhythm!Gary, Jeff and RyanSpeechesEmily and MaddyEmily's artistic eyeEmily's artistic eyeEmily's artistic eyeEmily's artistic eyeEmily's artistic eyeEmily's artistic eyeEmily - our band photographer