First Fridays is an opportunity for Kansas Citians to get out and enjoy the Crossroads Arts District — to sample arts and crafts from both upscale galleries and folding sidewalk tables, to eat and drink its way through the 14-square-block neighborhood, and to catch the street performers and musicians that pop up on every corner. It's about sampling. Sampling is very hard for me. I'm not a browser. I make decisions and stick with them from the first minute to the last no matter what. My OCD demands it. Still in spirit of the evening, Kate and I flitted through the district dining at Cafe Gratitude, stopping by the Better Block pop up at East Underbridge, catching a couple of bands at Revolution Records, and meeting new scooterists at the open house for a new shop opening on 19th. A lovely night, and probably the last First Friday before the weather turns. Of course in trying to taking it all in, no single event got my full attention, and so while Revolution Records featured Godhat, Lovergurl, Nan & the One Nite Stands, and Deco Auto, I only caught the first two acts. Apologies to the bands I missed, and I assure you that I'm pained to have missed you. Here are the photos I nabbed of the two opening acts.