Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 9:39 pm
On November 12, 2016, we celebrated Ian’s 50th birthday and his retirement from the FAA as an air traffic controller.
The Bridges Country Club is a beautiful venue, and we had a blast partying with Ian and his family, friends, and soon-to-be-ex coworkers.
Our set included a couple new tunes- twenty one pilot’s Tear In My Heart, and a new mashup of Sublime’s What I Got and Sugar Ray’s Fly. A couple special family highlights of the evening were Ian’s daughter Natalia joining us on cello for Radioactive, and Ian’s brother-in-law singing with us on Animal.
As the drumkit birthday cake says, “Ian- You Still Rock!”
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 3:49 pm
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 2:50 pm
October 1, 2016 was our 3rd time being involved in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. We are always honored to participate in such a worthy cause. It’s a moving, emotional day for everyone- and we’re there to respect and remember, to celebrate strength , and to lift spirits with some rock and roll!
We were there setting up before sunrise, soundcheck at 7:30, and performing in front of thousands of walk registrants starting at 8:30. We managed the stage and audio cues during the ceremony and throughout the event, and performed a live set during the walk itself.
This year, Paul Deanno (chief meteorologist at CBS) was back as MC- always a great guy to work with.
As always, we had a blast, and are proud to have been able to contribute to another year’s Walk.
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 6:47 pm
We were honored to be a part of this year’s Kiwanis 4th of July Parade in Danville. It was our first time playing on a moving vehicle – a 24 foot flat bed fencing truck, decorated with flags, balloons, and a couple of new Drop Daddies banners. It was a rocky ride through downtown Danville, but despite a few near misses, no one fell off the truck!
With nearly 50,000 spectators along the parade route, this was our biggest exposure yet. That’s kinda like playing a stadium gig, except that no one was really there to see us, and no one heard more than a song or two (unless they were chasing our truck!)
Our families joined us for the parade, all decked out in brand new red, white and blue Drop Daddies shirts. They walked the entire parade route, handing out candy to the crowd, and singing along the entire way.
We had a blast, and are looking forward to making this a new annual Drop Daddies tradition. Happy Birthday America!
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 6:09 pm
On June 4, we were invited to play a couple sets for our buddy Jerrel, on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
It was a warm early-summer evening in Danville, and we started at 8 just as the sun was setting.
We were a 5-piece for the evening, down one Daddy as Jeff was out of town. Still, we had a blast, playing some of our favorite tunes for a great group of friends. Good times!
Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 7:18 pm
Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 12:24 pm
Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at 7:22 pm
The 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.
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.
Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 7:40 pm
Last year’s Greenbrook Booze Cruise was an absolute blast, so we were psyched to be invited back to play this year’s party.
It was an 80’s Fiesta theme with plenty of big hats and maracas to go around. They gave us matching piñata t-shirts “I’d Hit That”.
Half way through the set, we were busted up by a couple of costumed whistle-blowing Federales – who gave an amusingly incomprehensible speech on the mic, and then poured tequila shots for everyone.
After the gig, John congratulated the party host Teresa’s amazing air-guitar skills by putting a real guitar in her hands. Her first time with a real guitar and she was a natural!
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 8:52 pm
Our girl Teresa was turning 40! The theme of the birthday party was Red Hot, as in “Still red hot at 40!”
Teresa and Chris hosted the Greenbrook Booze Cruise last year, so you may recognize the background and the infamous trampoline 🙂
The Greenbrook crowd is always an absolute blast. The Danville cops came after 10 to shut us down, but somehow Teresa managed to sweet talk them into letting us continue until nearly 11.
We’re looking forward to another Greebrook Booze Cruise here in September!