A Fine Frenzy

A Fine Frenzy
Originally uploaded by jonnyups.
This weekend was the 4th Annual "Switchfoot Bro-Am" at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. As usual, the rockers and surfers were out in the water doing their thing. In addition to the world-class surfers in the water, there were local musicians on the sand adding the soundtrack to the day. To add even more diversity to the day, world-famous skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Danny Way brought their band "Escalera" to the beach for the 2nd year in a row.

"Local" seemed to included Los Angeles this year, but for good reason. A Fine Frenzy. Fronted by Alison Sudol, A Fine Frenzy is mellow, catchy, relaxing, and everything you want to becoming out of your speakers. My words aren't as powerful as her music, so I'll let her do the talking. Here's the necessary link:


In addition the the beach party, Switchfoot hosted an after party at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. This concert included the Watkins Family Hour (featuring Sean & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek), A Fine Frenzy, Switchfoot, and the first performance from Fiction Family. Fiction Family was formerly "The Real SeanJon" but is no longer. I'll bring you more on them later, as they begin to release stuff.

Other noteworthy moments of the day include good conversation with the wonderful/talented/amazing Molly Jenson who you'll find in Target and other retail stores hopefully in the fall. A room full of friends from the last 10 years of my life. The beginning of the Official JonnyUps Fan Club...t-shirts included. Sunburns beyond what I'm comfortable with, and so many other moments that you'll just have to experience for yourself next year.

As always, click the photo above to to go my flickr site and see more action from the day. Here's another sneak peak:

Jon Foreman - Surfer

Another sighting, I ran into my friend/model, Desirae, as she was waking with her friend/amazing photographer, Samantha Levi, through the crowd. Just for my visual readers, here's Desirae:

Desirae 2

Farewell, and thank you for reading! Special thanks to Austria, Sweden, Chile, Sri Lanka, Italy, Ireland, and Poland. If I knew how to speak your language, I'd write in it for you! Thank you!


Cookie said...

The beginning of the Official JonnyUps Fan Club. Who would have thought? And yes, my friend, it is just the beginning. :)

samantha said...

hey wheres the samantha levi reference. haha.