By Sean Chagnon, Eye of the Storm Photography
Halloween is a holiday for kids of all ages. If you’re young enough, you get to roam the neighborhood and collect candy from your neighbors. For us older “kids”, it’s a great excuse to dress up in something you’d never normally wear in public and search out some fun parties. If you’re really lucky, and Andy Frasco and the U.N. are in town, then there’s no need to go anywhere else, because the party has been brought to you!
Despite being down two of their regular members, Andy Frasco and company threw Richmond, Virginia a Mischief Night celebration that lived up to its name. Nick Gerlach kicked off the night with his funky one man show to get the crowd ready for the main event. It’s virtually impossible to put to words the mayhem and splendor that is Andy Frasco and the U.N. live, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking for me. It wasn’t quite the same without Floyd (bass) and Andee (drums), but Andy, Shawn, Ernie, and the gentlemen who filled in for the absentees still blew the roof off The Broadberry. The entire AFUN catalog was celebrated throughout the night from new to old with all of the mischief we’ve come to expect from the guys: Stone Cold beer crushing, crowd and keyboard surfing, Andy’s spliffy, uplifting fireside chats, Jameson swilling, and hefty heap of shredding by Ernie on sax and Shawn on guitar.
Andy Frasco and the U.N is one of the hardest working bunch of guys in the music scene and they still took time to hang out with fans after. Their live shows are not just a concert, but an experience. Do not pass up an opportunity to catch this one of a kind show!