After a day of working from home I hopped onto my bike and out into the heat to ride up Beacon then Capitol Hill in Seattle to meet Connie for a drink. Once we satisfied that and had a snack we joined some friends and talented artist Chuck Knigge at Saint John for the premiere of his show Long Live Queen Freddie. A wall of stylized portraits of Queen front man Freddie Mercury greeted patrons and passers-by on this, the first day of Seattle's Pride weekend. The portraits are crisp and colorful and spread across the walls of the bar, frankly, overwhelm a bit -- but I like that. Knigge adapts the style of each portrait to chamelion the original artist or photographer and it's nuts! But again, I like that. The wild style variations fade upon viewing the common thread of Mercury through out.
Connie and I had a great time catching up with friends and enjoying a great night out in town. Huge thanks to Chuck for letting us and the world enjoy all his hard work and huge thanks to his wife/manager/publicist/biggest fan Halley for everything she did behind the scenes to bring this night and show together.