Harford Park Community Association Center
2522 Linwood Road – Baltimore, Maryland
We’ll go from noon until we just can’t go any more!
It’s the night before the 2nd Annual Baltimore-DC Roundup, and your GDP event staff is onsite, fed, and preparing for tomorrow’s festivities.
Host Paul “FrequentFlyer” Overly pre-staged the PA (and other props) in today’s record-breaking 106° heat. Gretsch Product Czar Joe Carducci sent a load of swag ahead of his flight, and dogged reporter Tim “Proteus” Harman and GDP Webmaster Bax have worked out some streaming video details. Paul “Red Rocker” Shannon and his pro camera are ready to work.
As at any GDP Roundup, we don’t know exactly what to expect – but we know there’ll be jams from everyone, giveaways and surprises. We’ll be streaming all the proceedings – right here on this GDP event page – probably pretty much continually, with a special sing-along surprise birthday broadcast to Fred Gretsch sometime during the afternoon.
Things get started around noon – so grab your favorite iced beverage, send your wife out to mow the lawn, and settle in where it’s cool as we round’em up again.
Gorgeous Guitar Gallery
One of the many attractions of any GDP Roundup is the embarrassment of riches in the form of beautiful instruments which are gathered in one place at the same time. There’s no better …
The rest of the music...
The Burgesses, Brian and Ben, followed Maudee Phyfe’s sonic assault, with the short set of originals already linked to an earlier update. _ And then the Roundup wound out and finally down with …
Guitarmagedden and other amazing performances.
And after the Swagaway, it started to get crazy. We had several unexpected visitors from the neighborhood around the Community Center, who had heard of the event and came over to help. One …
We got going promptly at 4:00 with a traditional Carduccian Swagaway - Gretsch apparel (including the new Falcons Rule shirt, guitar cords, guitar tuners, Gretsch logoed toys like license plates and lighters, Electromatic …
Stumpo the Request Band
By this time we had over 15 viewers on the live stream, actively chatting away and contributing peanut gallerific commentary. (No, UncleG, I’m not pregnant. I’ve had to add a few pounds for …
The Jazz Trio Quartet
(I didn’t make up the band name.) A splinter project of guitarist Phil DiMario and bassist Joe Carey of The Red Bees – with the addition of fairly intense drummer Ron Kraus. These …
The House of Burgesses
Wenzel sat in on drums, making a rhythm section with Joe Carey for Brian “66” Burgess and son Ben – who played the appropriately ductaped Tim Armstrong Country Club he won at last …
The Red Bees
Our host Paul FF909 Overly kicked off the live music around 2:00 with the loose confederacy of friends and area players he gigs with. And it was a rousing great start! The sprawling …
The music may be over..,
… at the Community Center, but I’ve still got lots of pics to post here of people, jams, and guitars. Most of the documentary effort today went into the live video stream. We …
How to win from home.
Here’s how it will work - you must be logged in to the chat happening with the live video stream. If we see you there, we’ll write your name on a pick and …
57Chet brought his original Cowboy amp – and a friend.
Capn' Curt and Red Rocker check it out.
Here’s Red Rocker’s recently-snagged ‘56 6120, which took him by surprise at the Philly Guitar Show and insisted on going home with him. Says he felt like a sinner on the way home …
For the first time anywhere, INTRODUCING...
The new made-over Electromatic Jet. There’s a whole series of these coming out soon. What’s the deal? Chambered bodies, humpblock inlays, reconfigured neck set so the neck pickup doesn’t have to be recessed …
IMPORTANT - how to watch the streaming video.
Look over at the left side of this screen: http://gretschpages.com/happenings/balto-dc-roundup-2011//. Click on the video link, and it will open in a GDP screen. Do log in with your user name to the social …
Custom event posters, thanks to Cousin Wenzel!
Thanks to a burst of wenzelian initiative, an exclusive series of custom posters adorns the walls. Cool eh?
Welcome to the Harford Community Center
A first look around the venue – with some heroic amporn.
Another Day, Another Diner...
It rained a bit this morning, and while it’s still stupidly humid, it’s no longer exactly hotter than it can possibly be – though it’s still plenty warm. The Bel-Loc Diner, “a Baltimore …
Show Prelim Notes...
The natives are gathering at the Harford Park Community Center in a (momentarily) quiet residential district; the stage and sound system are set up. The swag table is up, along with a cool …
Announcements! Online Giveaway!
• Bax and I tested video streaming (through ustream) last night, at least from the hotel room. We were able to “embed” the live video in a window attached to this event, right …
Night of the Round Table
Delta landed me smoothly and on time around 5:00 yesterday afternoon, and Joey C had already arrived and arranged a rental car. It was too hot to go the beach and pick up …
A sneak peek at a work-in-progress piece being built by the Decoration Committee. Yes, the theme of the prom this year is Pac-Man Revisited. No, wait, that’s not it…
The Swag has landed!
It arrived around 10:30 this morning. The labels indicate that we’ve got some serious, serious goodies to give away.
UStream, and Why You Should Watch!
I am pleased to announce that I have made preliminary arrangements to wing Proteus — gentleman, scholar, technician, artist, and friend to all — from America’s Heartland to Charm City this weekend, laptop …
In the dogged days of summer, when a “heat inversion” sends the mercury over 100° for (seemingly) weeks at a time, when the power companies can’t keep up and a pasty white boy …
July 5 Details
The Harford Park Community Association Center is at 2522 Linwood Road in Baltimore. We’ll try to get the map pinpoint to actually, you know, pinpoint the location. At the moment, said pinpoint is …
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