Friends and Music Part 1

The two things I’m looking forward to more of in 2024!

Kristin DeMarr
14 min readFeb 12, 2024

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Cover Art for R.E.M.’s Album: Reckoning

Last Sunday, as I was mixing up the cheesy potatoes to put in the crock-pot for a potluck at a local brewery, with the best group of friends ever, to celebrate one of their birthdays, I was thinking about the role music played in our friendship.

We started meeting up at a local brewery almost two years ago now. It happened pretty organically. One friend posted on Facebook that he was there and invited people to come hang out and have a Bloody Mary. A few friends saw the post and went. The next Sunday, those friends and a couple of others met up for Bloody Marys. The third week, texts went out, and someone had named it Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday (SBMS) [after the U2 song, Sunday Bloody Sunday]. The funny thing is that the brewery calls it Sabbath Bloody Mary Sunday because they play all Black Sabbath all day (some of us just tune that out hahaha).

Photo by Tawnya Buchanan
One of the most epic SBMS Tribe pics! Taken by one of our favorite bartenders in the world, Emily!

My entire group of friends initially came together over music genre. We all went to…

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Kristin DeMarr

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