Heelstock 2006

Our friend Erik Heels reached the ripe old age of 40 this summer and decided to celebrate by having a bash in his backyard. His band, the MCATs, provided the musical entertainment. In a couple of years when they're signed to a major record label, we'll all be able to say we saw them when...

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They may be hard to see, but this is the band
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From another (dark) angle
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The band's very talented keyboardist
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There was a lot of gabbing
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And lounging
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And snacking
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Julie's thinking about making a sandcastle
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The sentries kept a sharp eye out for the Feds
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The driveway saw its share of the action
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Helen takes a spin on the scooter
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Hannah and Helen compare vehicle specs
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A young lady in a fabulous sunsuit
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Art helps minimize the inevitable huge amount of leftover beer
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Maeve should be on the cover of Parents magazine
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The dessert table (my favorite part of any party)
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Debbie is the unfortunate victim of a childish prank
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But she got the prankster back (look for frosting in the bald-ing spot)
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Katie lost in thought
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There's that talented keyboardist again
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The band continues to jam
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Pirjo restocks the ice supply
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Smart move since temps were in the 90's
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Helen tries a cookie
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It was yummy, and not bad
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More gabbing
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And restocking
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Brad and Peter (probably talking shop)
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Peter smiles while Brad grooms his facial hair
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Some kind of plot is being hatched
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Renate flashes a winning smile
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I wish I could get away with wearing a fabulous sunsuit
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Eventually enough alcohol was consumed and people started dancing
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Fiona and Debbie decide to sit this one out
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The talented keyboardist sings too! Amazing!
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This band is going to be huge once they hire a cowbell player (hint: I'm available)
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They're so good that kids will stop playing for a couple of minutes to listen to them
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Pirjo looks gorgeous even after a long day of hostessing
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The treehouse was so popular there was always a long line of kids waiting to get in
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This must be what Tanglewood is like
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People are really getting down now
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I wonder what Peter is describing to Brad???
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Some of us had plenty of energy despite the heat
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In fact we spun around so much we fell down
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But we were at it again right away
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Isn't it great to be 5?
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A grouping of Kaffines and Szajdas
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Erik got a little crazy on ZZ Top's “Tush”
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The Szajdas head off into the sunset
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Burt and Gunvor (who has earned the right to relax after a long shift in the OR)
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