November 16, 2007
CASA Benefit, Warehouse 414
photos by Sharidy Fluke
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Bridges was invited for the second year to play at the big Benefit Party for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Shawnee County, Inc this year. In addition to the CASA Homes for the Holiday Tour, Warehouse 414 sponsored a botique and a big fundraiser party. Warehouse 414, the brainchild of interior designers Chris and John Grandmontagne, is 5,000 square feet of showroom space for furniture, accessories and artwork. Built in 1889, this historic building once housed the former Topeka Rapid Transit Power Station, and was first home to the trolley system that went from Oakland to Potwin to Quinton Heights. When we started setting up in a massive "side room" with (I'm guessing) a 40 foot ceiling and solid brick walls, I was bit worried the acoustics would be booming and loud. However once we got going, it was a pleasant surprise to hear the natural reverbation. You can tell from these pictures (and this wasn't even the main room), that it was a festive event.
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