Best of the Bay bash recap, naked senator pic and all

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Best of the Bay winners Have Gun, Will Travel are joined by Will Quinlan and Rebekah Pulley for a stirring rendition of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin.'" 


Best of the Bay winner Damon Fowler leads his band through a new original that will be included on his Blind Pig Records debut, scheduled for early next year.


Frank Friend and his Best of the Bay-winning Daylight District get the party started with a dose of emo-hop.


Readers' poll Best of the Bay winners Basic Rock Outfit.

It's a quiet day in the office. Half the crew is at home, Sal is passed out at his desk and the rest of us are seriously fuzzy-headed. The hangovers, though, were well worth it.

Around 800 people showed up at Tampa Theatre last night for Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay Awards Show: The Loafies.

Attendees collected hardware, enjoyed live music performances by some of the region's top acts (pictured after the jump), the jokes of host Brendan McLaughlin and the spectacle of me draining half a flask of Canadian Mist on stage. Yeah, I'm feeling that one today. And the after party, where my coworker Lyndsay Tubbs danced with "The Senator." The unofficial, after after party took place at The Hub, and we're not even going to discuss the debauchery and silliness that went down there.

Here's a list of all the music winners (scroll down to "staff picks," music starts with Best New Band"). Click here for readers' poll winners and here for more Best of the Bay coverage.

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