It was actually a gathering for the Museum for Contemporary Art. It was in the 'hood and it was a nice time.
I don't have a lot of experience with MOCA. The biggest thing I did was participate in their sponsorship of Spencer Tunick's installation a seven years ago. One I'd do again in a heartbeat.
Here is one of the unofficial releases from that day. These are all guys. I could point out where I am in the group, but I don't want you all to gawk.
But MOCA is putting up a new building and revitalizing part of Cleveland that is much in need of getting some life into it. It was a good cause - and they didn't ask for a dime. Yet.
I mean, you know it's coming just not yet. And I'm good with supporting the arts.
Even better, it was catered with a full (and open) bar from Fire, a Cleveland fine restaurant. And for whatever reason, their head chef and owner was at the party, serving us food. Sorry Doug, but don't you have a place of business to run? Should you really be serving me panna cotta with strawberries instead of cooking up your wildly overpriced entrees a few miles away?
Don't get me wrong, I ate it all, but I wondered what strings were pulled for this - and at what cost, especially since it wasn't really a fundraiser. Yet.
Everyone in this 'hood knows me as the 'email guy', since I send administer the emails for the area. I could cure cancer, but I'd still be known as the 'email guy'. There are worse things, I suppose. They are all very nice about it and appreciative of the service.
On even more of a plus side, I met someone from MOCA who is going to send me a DVD of the Spencer Tunick installation. They filmed how it was done and honestly, I never noticed a video camera the entire day, so it'll be cool to get and see that.
So after that wine there, Denton and I went out and had more wine. Hey, it's summer.....and the weekend. I can quit anytime I want to.......just not this weekend.
Song by: Jars of Clay