The Benefit Show!
First up was none other than Justin and Patrick of Team Ramrod. Patrick played a song or two and then was joined by Justin to rock out further. During this time Patrick attempted to compose a song in honor of WNBA center Lauren Jackson, having auctioned off the composition at the beginning of the set. The "Lauren Jackson" song was played for the first ever time as the last song of the set.
Next up was Mike, also known as Handsome International Man, and perhaps playing under a moniker too complex for me to remember? He was joined at times by Justin and also by the wonderful Kristy, who lent her dulcet tones to the excellent songs that were played. Mike also auctioned off a spontaneous composition -- this one went to a high bidder requesting the subject of "Cats". As usual Mike surpassed all expectations.
After this and some raffling, I like Danger? took the stage and crooned their way into the audience's heart, and amazed with their instrument-switching dexterity. Layerd harmonies and songs about friends, all in performed in a danger-loving way.
Following this, three of four members of a reunited Xander took the stage to shower their love upon those assembled with songs about dogs in space, last of the mohicans, thinly disguised double-entrendres, and suicidal electronics.
At the end of the night everyone got together for a rendition of the song "So many whales!" It was a euphoric and fitting end to the evening. The crowd and performers then disperesed for rest or afterparties and unloading gear, and Team Ramrod watched the day end with a warm feeling in their hearts at all the support they had received, and then returned to planning logistics for their trip.