We stayed long enough to finish our drinks and be polite, tipped the band and then headed next door to Chileno’s for some relatively decent Mexican food. We walked back to the hotel, spent a little time in the bar but both of us were tired so we only made it to about midnight before deciding to call it a night.
Ordinarily two nights at the Skirvin would be a really nice birthday get-away but this year David took it up a notch. After we checked out at noon, we grabbed lunch at Sonic and drove to Dallas so we could see Our Mother’s Martyr (local metal band) perform at Texas Mosh Fest in Deep Ellum.
David was able to get several rooms at Candlewood Suites using points he accrues while traveling on business so we were able to provide rooms for the band and their wives/girlfriends. (This is the band that gave us the signed bass guitar last week.) Candlewood isn’t quite the Skirvin but it was clean and served the purpose. And it happened to be next to a cemetery which seemed appropriate for a metal band.
The music took place at The Prophet Bar and Our Mother’s Martyr had a great performance.
We stayed and listened to a few other bands and then went to Trees where we heard the last part of Nonpoint‘s show. The place was packed…for good reason. It wasn’t all that late but everyone was exhausted so we all headed back to the hotel and crashed for the night. We were awakened the next morning by the smell of bacon frying. It’s an extended stay sort of place and obviously someone was putting their kitchenette to good use. David started texting folks about breakfast and we all finally pulled ourselves together in time for the noon checkout. I was actually ready fairly early because, after showering and washing my hair, I discovered that while our room had a microwave and refrigerator it was missing a hair dryer. It was mostly dry by the time we left.