When asked about his favorite part of the party, frontman Hines says, “It’s always good to catch up with old friends and to see the different people that won awards for the Best of Delaware. It’s a good atmosphere,and it’s great to see everyone, sample the food and drinks, and see all the winners.”
A Dover native, Hines moved to Los Angeles for a number of years to hone his craft, before moving back to the First State’scapital.
“It’s always been great,” Hines says of his hometown.“Dover always showed me a lot of love. Even though I moved to L.A., I would come back five or six times a year, so it was a smooth transition when I came back.”
Guests can expect to be treatednot only as audience members,but also as active participants when Hines and his band take the stage.
“We don’t treat people like fans—we treat them like friends,” Hines says proudly. “When we play local, it’s like I’m having a house party and I’m inviting my friends. We really get into getting the guests involved. It’s more of a party than a gig.”