Another too-good-to-be-true day yesterday. Aside from the sunburn, that is. After talking with students at Manatee Community College about SJ--which was fun for me, at least, I don't know what they thought of it--I made my way over to The Colony to kick it on the beach with Of Montreal. By the time I got there, Kevin had already been outside for a while without sunscreen. I told him this was a bad idea. At which point I proceeded to take off my shirt and socks and spread out right beside him without putting any sunscreen on myself. Note to readers: I'm not the pointiest pencil in the sharpener.
Dottie and Nick and Kevin and I hung out until more of the band arrived, and then we embarked on an afternoon of beach sports/games. First up was touch football, and then came a pretty serious volleyball session. I wisely put a shirt on after an hour or so of being out there, yet I forgot about the tops of my feet. The tops of my feet don't see sunlight pretty often. They're very white.
Right now, the tops of my feet look like one of those STD scare videos where they show a picture of a horrifically mutated crotch after a night of unprotected sex. Yet my feet belong in the scare video titled "Wear Sunscreen!" Ridiculous.
I managed to borrow a car and get back downtown in time for the first screening of LOW AND BEHOLD, which moved the crowd the way I knew it would when I saw it for the first time many months ago. Barlow Jacobs and Zach Godshall poured their hearts into this film, and it shows. I feel like this film hasn't gotten the attention and notice that it deserves, so I'm here to remind readers to see it whenever you get a chance. And to festival programmers, put LOW AND BEHOLD in your program, damn it!
The party last night was sufficiently overwhelming. A street fair with food stands that made me moan with satisfaction. Not to be corny, but it made me feel so great to see so many friends experiencing the Sarasota Film Festival magic for the very first time. And the good times haven't even begun yet. Break out the glitter, because it's Of Montreal time tonight!