Here is an example of why the “(Mostly)” is in our Meetup group’s name (yes, life does exist outside of volleyball) . . .
Come join fellow San Diego (Mostly) Beach Volleyball Meetup volleyball players and other friends to support long-time Meetup members Brian Frankel and Derek Walton when their band, the Sock Monkeys, performs at the Q Restaurant and Sports Bar, at 2725 Vista Way, Oceanside, on Sat., June 29, 2013, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
For new Meetup members not yet familiar with the band, the Sock Monkeys band plays a mixture of classic rock and contemporary rock, which includes cover songs and original songs.
I’ve checked out the Q Restaurant, and it’s a really nice restaurant/upscale sports bar. There is plenty of seating available to get a table, and the food is really good. Plus, there is a small dance floor next to the stage, for people who want to dance. The Q is at the northwest corner of the intersection of Route 78 and El Camino Real exit, at the east end of the shopping center there. It’s a great place to eat, drink, listen to live music, and dance.
We’d like to have as large a crowd as possible, because the Q owners (as well as their booking agent who books for other venues) will be checking us out to decide whether to invite us back for future gigs, if we can draw a good-sized crowd. Size DOES matter!
For more information, contact Brian Frankel, at [masked] or[masked]-1097.
Sock Monkeys on Facebook: facebook.com/SockMonkeysBand ["Like" us!]
P.S.: On Sat., June 22, 2013, from 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., the Sock Monkeys will be giving a special performance at the Grand Opening of San Pasqual Winery’s new/additional location (where they will have a wine bottling plant) at 8140 Center Street, La Mesa. I’m told this will be the first winery to be opened in East County. The Grand Opening is open to the public, and wine tasting/sales ("live music, drink specials & more") will also be available. I’ve handed out flyers about this gig at volleyball in Coronado, but it isn’t going to be posted as an official event.
One important thing I wanted to share with anyone who was thinking of going to the 6/22/13 gig is that I have found out recently that there will be an admission fee for the event - $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. For the admission fee, a person gets 12 tastes of wine (called "flights"), live music, and I understand there will be some free food included. There will also be additional types of food for which people will have to pay a little extra. There will also be another band playing before my band, so I guess they are playing 12:00-2:30pm. The overall event is from 12:00-5:00 p.m. The admission fee may cause some people to not want to come, which is understandable. On the other hand, for any of you wine lovers out there, you may want to partake in the wine tasting and enjoy the other activities. [Call the winery at[masked], or visit its web site at sanpasqualwinery.com, for more information.]