Then: Yesterday in Larryville appeared an event which Richard proclaimed "the most important day in Lawrence since Saturday June 18th, 2005" (when Wilco played at Wakarusa). Yes, it's true, America's greatest rock band played a show in downtown Lawrence last night! Richard and local tunesmith Matt Cl.thier (known in some circles as "the James Dean of the English Department") arrived early to catch the soundcheck then joined Kip for drinks at a local tavern, where Richard met with a group of blog-admirers and learned that at least one of them believed that Kip himself was the author of "Kip Reads the Classics." (Richard was so pleased! and he would like to thank Emily for giving him the idea of what will surely be the dirtiest blog post ever: Kip Reads Penthouse Letters!...stay tuned...that post is...cumming this summer!). Kip soon adjourned (scared of the inordinate amount of hippies, hipsters, and general freaks gathered for the festivities), and everyone else, including most of the English Department, gathered to watch the great prophet Jeff Tweedy at work (pictured below, followed by a picture of local freeloaders watching without paying from the parking garage: look close and you might see Kip!).
Coming later this summer: in August, Lawrence is slated to play host to a downtown Busker Festival, in which street performers from all over the country will descend on our fair city, eating fire, walking on stilts, and juggling. Kip is expected to hide under his bed for the entire weekend.