It was bound to happen someday. YACHT, a.k.a. Jona Bechtolt, will playing a CD release show for his upcoming I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real. on an actual yacht, sailing up and down the mighty Willamette, joined by ex-Portlander Bobby Birdman. If you haven't figured yet, that last bit alone is ridiculously awesome. Last time Bechtolt played he pulled some tease bullshit to the effect of "ladies and gentleman! All the way from LA, Mr. Bobby Birdman!," and then sampling the master croonsmith. It appear they're playing separate sets on the boat, but when things move to Round 2, on shore at OMSI, Bechtolt's playing with something of a band. Which, if I was betting man (actually I am now: thanks Casey), I'd say would include Birdman and WW contributor Claire Evans, who both contribute heavily to the album. So does Eats Tapes. Could that be possible? No, no. I wouldn't dare think this could be that awesome. But, maybe....
Anyhow, here's the rundown on the night:
Cinco de Mayo - May 5th, 2007
PART 1: YACHT on an actual yacht.
Vessel name: Crystal Dolphin
Boarding time: 6pm (SHARP, get there early!)
Boarding location: http://www.portlandspirit.com/map.php?loc=cl
Juice Team DJs (6pm + in between acts)
Bobby Birdman (7pm)
PART 2: The party docks and moves into a museum.
Venue: OMSI (The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry)
Time: 8pm - 12am
DJ Beyonda (8pm + in between acts)
Adrian Orange and the Child Slave Rebellion (10pm)
YACHT (11pm) 1/2 with FULL BAND!
Photo: Different people, different yacht. But, you still wish you were there. From Florida Yacht Charters and Sale.