Last month friends flocked to Scully’s Nap Shack for a bittersweet evening of music as they said goodbye for now to RM Livingston and Chris Carreon, two musicians, artists and longtime supporters of the local scene who moved to Philadelphia.
Just before moving in late July, Livingston and Carreon hosted a send-off bash featuring New Englanders Heavy Pockets and Gash with locals Big Baby, Large Margin (featuring Carreon on guitar/vocals) and the final performance by Atta Girl (featuring Livingston on vocals and Carreon on drums, video attached above).
Even though the specter of saying goodbye hung over the room at points, the mood was jovial and the energy was especially high during Large Margin and Atta Girl.
Each performance that night was really intimate and heartfelt, but it was particularly fantastic seeing Atta Girl go out on top as they opened with a killer Nirvana cover followed by a great set from their two EPs
The night progressed from house show to basement karaoke party to porch hangout and in the wee hours of the morning folks finally said their goodbyes. But you could tell that the DIY community Livingston and Carreon helped create in Richmond will always be here to welcome them home.
Check out photos by Craig Zirpolo below: