Set: Blacking Out – Nightfall – The Lightning Rod – Island Fever – Mercy Rule – Let Go – Sweet Oblivion – Unprofessional – Keep Moving – Green Hills – Captain, Wake Up

We made our Orange County debut with a little stealth gig at a company barbecue for Bryn’s work. Yes, yes, that means we played a hometown show (for Bryn and I) and we didn’t even tell any of you. Sorry. Seriously, it was a private party and so that sorta made it a private show that we couldn’t really get the huge hordes of Honey White fans into, but we recorded it for everyone who couldn’t be there. It was an ideal gig to do for a bunch of reasons- unique setting (Samueli Hall is huge, right by the harbor/beach and filled with oceanographic stuff), a long playing time, a happy audience, etc etc. Low-stress all around. Throw in free food, a beautiful afternoon, and Bryn ending the show with a short sea chantey, and you’ve got the makings of a good Honey White-athon. Notable performances included “Lightning Rod” and “Sweet Oblivion”, as well as the live debut of a new song, “Green Hills”.

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