Last Night: Adam Carter Memorial Concert at The Bone
March 23, 2011
|All photos by Danny Fulgencio|
|Friends gathered at The Bone last night for a concert memorializing the life of Adam Carter.|
Since August, five members of the local music scene have died -- Ace McNeely, The Will Callers' Bradley Kyle Schroeder and Chase Monks, Frankie Campagna and, most recently, Campagna's Spector 45 bandmate Adam Carter, for whom Wednesday night's gathering was held. Not one of these area musicians was older than 33 years old at the time of their untimely death. It's been a trying time, to say the least.
And, just as had been the case earlier this year when Campagna was memorialized, their performances all came with a message -- to treat your friends well, to help them through tough times and to never be afraid to ask for someone's help.
Conveniently, the layout of the venue helped attendees choose their method of grieving. On the rooftop gathered the talkers. In the performance room, the revelers. In the side, billiards room, the saddest of all. There, on a pool table, sat a collection of take-home tokens -- "45" stickers, compact discs of Carter's music, and a collection box for donations to given to an organization working in suicide prevention. Right alongside these artifacts, a poster for the event sat with a pen for attendees to sign.
A formal funeral will come on Friday. But, this event, indeed felt like a goodbye.
Here's hoping it's the last the local scene will have for some time.