It's indeed someone's house: Pete and Anne's to be exact. Things are BYOB/S(nacks). Your ticket is a personal email. Your money lines the pockets of the artists or cause-related beneficiaries, and no one else. Dancing on the porch and deck are encouraged.
Public Shows in Private Homes?
In the age of couch surfing with strangers, house concerts certainly sound like a great idea. I'm not talking house parties at the outskirts of college campuses; I'm talking homegrown house shows that are virtually indistinguishable, through a basic internet search, from small venue/bar concert listings. We recently came across a Freedy Johnston show at the Tree House in Takoma Park, and were lucky enough to score a couple of tickets to the sold-out show. But, we wondered, what is the Tree House exactly?
Why would anyone open their home to potential destruction by strangers? It seems once you go house concert, you never go back--organizers Pete and Matt both attribute the roots of the Tree House to their experiences at house shows elsewhere.
The benefits of hosting a home show include being a part of the crowd, says Matt, ""