Since no one wants to spend another New Year's Eve at home, contemplating kissing their sister at midnight, we decided to talk to a series of local bands about their final performance of 2009. We'll have more of these posts all week long.
The Band: Two Beers Veirs
The Show: Laurelhurst New Year's Eve with Two Beers Viers, Colin Meloy, Darrin Craig, Lewi Longmire, and Maggie Lind.
The Reason You Need to Be There: A star-studded lineup of covers and beer. You can drink more than two, it's cool.
MERCURY: First off, will you be playing "Auld Lang Syne" during your New Year's Eve performance?
CHRIS FUNK: That's a good question. I think last year we did the outro to "Hey Jude" instead, I don't remember as I had been on stage for four hours at that point.
Any special plans for the show? Covers? Streamers? Those tiny popper things shaped like miniature champagne bottles?
Pretty much all cover songs. I think we will have a confetti canyon, as it's "so banjo." But I guess I shouldn't tell you that.
What are the odds that—come midnight—someone in your band will be available for kissing?
I think everyone is taken. I'm pretty sure someone in the band is pregnant, so the stage may have a little sober feeling to it. For the record I am not pregnant, will be very "pissed," and am excepting drinks all night.
What is your worst New Year's Eve memory?
Taking acid with a bunch of rich frat boys who were literally smoking coke, which I guess is crack, in Aspen, CO on a "cat walk" on the mountain under the fireworks. I don't care for acid, I should have tried the latter.