Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band came to Asheville courtesy of LEAF Downtown this weekend. My experience with LEAF staff, the people of Asheville, and the Rubber Band was memorably moving in all the right ways. I learned about giving of myself freely with no expectation of anything in return. As it turns out, my passion for music and love for creating portraits of working artists drives me. It has also been confirmed that music melts anxieties; dancing and photography go hand in hand; and love makes the funk funkier. This weekend, the funk was real. Thank you to all who made it happen.