Some of my very young neighbors enjoyed organizing drum circles. They’d gather up some friends, some drums, and lots of beer. Then they’d head to a highway underpass with fantastic acoustics and drum away. I regret now that I never joined them, mostly out of fear of being the only adult present during the debauchery (a fear pretty much confirmed the night they set our apartment building on fire after a post-drumming drunken barbecue).
Anyway, I do wish I could’ve heard that drum circle. How’s this for a second, but more sober, chance? This Sunday, there will be an afternoon drum circle at Gas Works where the acoustics may not be quite so cool, but the view can’t be beat (get it? BEAT!).
- What: Seattle Hand Drummers Meetup
- When: Sunday, January 9th. 1:30pm
- Where: Gas Works Park, in the sheltered area if it’s rainy.
- Cost: Free. Bring a drum or something to make drumming noise with. Or share with someone who brought two drums.
You can read more about it here. Or just show up.