Concert Series at "The Freezeway" Comes To A Close With The Cold
Black Friday Marks Life AFter Hour's EP Release and Kodiak's Return
Black Friday's best deals were found off the Prince William Parkway at "The Freezeway," a semi-annual concert series hosted in an outside corridor of Edward Bartley's residence. Bartley, drummer of local hardcore act A Sense of Urgency, found ways to keep everyone warm on the cold Friday afternoon.
"Absolutely amazing," Kodiak guitarist Jeff Lukas said.
Running from 2 to 8 p.m., The Freezeway did not disappoint.
As the name implies, bands had to gear up for one of the last outdoor shows of the year. Bone-chilling temperatures stiffened guitarist's fingers and drummer's grips. The frigid cold strained vocal chords to no end.
Yet the crowd was moving. Spirit's were enhanced by hot orange cider complements of the Bartley's.
"They always have something hot to drink when it's cold outside," Lukas said.
As an alternate to the retail maze further down the Parkway, The Freezeway commemorated a local all-star lineup's landmarks -- Life After Hour's EP Release and Kodiak's return, complimented by performances from A Sense of Urgency, Calm These Waves, and Satellites on Parade.
"We only wanted to please our die-hard fans," Lukas said. "We only practiced two or three times before the show and I regret that."
No matter how deep a musician's regrets seem to dig, most of the time no one seemed to notice.
"Every performance was great," attendee Tim Bridgwood said. "Everyone is always in good spirits at the Freezeway."