May, Bernard, and their backup band including fiddler Jeremy Kittel finished up the night with some audience participation on the Roger Miller song "You Can't Roller-Skate in a Buffalo Herd." Then May and Bernard, then the rest of the band, and finally the audience had a chance to write their own first lines, which the whole room picked up and sang, with abandon. I'm not much for sing-alongs, but I did my part. My favorite line? "You can't park your car within a mile of the Ark / But you can be happy if you've a mind to."
Daisy May and Seth Bernard will be playing the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park on Thursday, July 7. Ask them to do the sing-along.
[Originally published in July, 2005.]