No not the politicians, although that is probably what may have come across your minds. I am talking about the Bearded Pigs. The Bearded Pigs bill themselves as the “worlds only library rock band,” they play at various library meetings and they have been playing at MLA since 2004.
This year the concert is “Pigs on the Potomac” at the Hilton on Sunday May 23rd from 8:00 to 11:00. If you have never been to a Pig concert then you are missing out, check out some of the photos on Picasa.
As much fun as their music is, the Pigs wouldn’t be able to put on a concert without the help of The Thicket Society, who helps pay the show expenses. The concert is free and all are welcome but if you want to help support the band and join The Thicket Society. Your membership ($40 individual, $75 couple) gets you a t-shirt, button and name in the program.
So even if you decide to become Thicket Society member or not, the Bearded Pigs are a great time to get together with other librarians in a fun low key way. I will be there and I hope to see you all there too.