Band meets Ann Bannon
The highlight of Venus Bogardus’ west coast tour this February was certainly getting to play the afterparty for the opening night of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles stage play, which made its west coast debut at Brava! for Women in the Arts, the fabulous theater in the Mission district in San Francisco. Topping it all was getting to meet Ann Bannon, author of the original classic works of mid-century fiction that would become legendary, and hearing her talk about the crucial place of her work in the culture of the times.
James and Hannah also suffered food poisoning that day, and Ann produced Tylenols at intermission which took away James’ fever. A magical night all around.