And yes, we've had a good amount of baseball tourism going on, but we've also had opera fans, a guest who happened to be doing a mini-family reunion in Cooperstown, but this weekend brought a new and differently awesome group. All of them headed down to Brewery Ommegang to see a band called Brand New.
We weren't familiar with the band and Brendan, as usual, went into research mode. He found out that the band, like him, is from Long Island, and were/are part of the wave of punk rock/pop bands from the turn of the millennium. He described them to one of the guests as a mixture of Blink 182 and Muse thrown together. She said that was pretty accurate.
It's not our exact cup of tea, but it was worth a listen and since some of their albums are available on Amazon Prime, we can listenwith no monetary effect.
Either way, good conversation, and new friends were made. Each one of the guests were a pleasure to be around. We hope Brand New makes Ommegana an annual event.