Laini’s Little Photo Flashback — Bernie Worrell Plays with Start Making Sense in 2009

Photo by Laini Abraham


There are some nights that have a different quality about them. You know the kind – you don’t know where you’re going, who you’re going with and have few expectations of the night. This was one of those nights. I believe it was June 6, 2009. I walked across the Circle and into Pearly Baker’s just as I have too many times before to count. I walked in to a sea of people, probably the most I’d ever seen there not counting the night before Thanksgiving or the Super Bowl Chili Cookoff.  Then I looked up on the stage. Expecting to see Start Making Sense, the Valley’s own amazing Talking Heads tribute band playing, I was floored when I realized they had someone special with them. The musician up there on keyboards was Bernie Worrell. BERNIE #$%in’ WORRELL! For anyone who doesn’t know Bernie Worrell, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, and keyboardist for the Talking Heads (<<< one of my favorite songs) and Parliament /Funkadelic. And he was in EASTON!

So here’s a shot of that night. Even though I could hardly believe it at the time, it was real. And it was electric.


Bernie Worrell plays with Start Making Sense at Pearly Baker's in Easton PA.
Bernie Worrell plays with Start Making Sense at Pearly Baker's in Easton PA.

I just decided to add some more photos. So here’s a little gallery for you.


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If you’re reading this and you were there that night, please leave a comment describing what that night felt like to you. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that it was a magical one. Thanks!

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