The first time Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes Jammed in The Van was outside a much smaller house in a crowded suburban Austin neighborhood. Our neighbors were literally feet away, across the street and all around us. With a giant rainbow colored RV parked on the street outside and bands preforming every hour, it was hard not to attract the attention of the neighbors. Rather than call the cops, they took advantage of the opportunity for a block party.

Now two years later we are in a mansion, hours outside the city, on a huge property with our neighbors hundreds of yards away doing the same thing we did two years ago. Guess who called the cops?