WANT TO GO?
Deni Bonet at Huntington's ChiliFest
WHERE: Pullman Square, Huntington
WHEN: 2:45 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15
TICKETS: Free admission
INFO: Call 304-634-4857 or www.chilifestwv.comCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's been a couple of years since electric fiddle player Deni Bonet has been back to Huntington, but not the first time the former "Mountain Stage" band member has been back to West Virginia.
Bonet, who performs Saturday at Huntington's ChiliFest in Pullman Square, was back in the state in August, when she performed at a music festival at the "clothing optional" Avalon Resort in Paw Paw.
"Yes, I did," the former Charleston resident said proudly. "Playing Paw Paw is kind of a coming of age thing."
Bonet said she thought she deserved extra kudos for playing the festival. Unlike other performers, Bonet doesn't just stick to the stage.
"When I play I go wireless and like to go out into the audience."
Bonet said she mixed and mingled and danced with the crowd.
"My band couldn't believe I did that," she added. "But they probably wouldn't believe it if I didn't do it."
For the record, Bonet didn't take her clothes off, but she said she did sign a lot of autographs.
"I carried the pen," she said.