Friday, September 22, 2006

Out to The Fair To See The Beach Boys

Well, I promised I'd report on the concert we saw tonight.  Ya know...sometimes some people need to just retire and live off their past successes.  What can I say.  First of all we were seated way over to the far right of the stage, down in the infield but way on the back.  It was so loud, my chest was vibrating.  I was only able to take a few decent pictures and they were off the big screen pointed in our direction.  The two original remaining Beach Boys are ok, but it's just not the same as it was back in the 1960's.  Other than those two, the rest of the band was very young.  We sat there for about 20 minutes and I could tell Bob wanted to get out of there, so I agreed it was time to go.  We went out and got something to eat and then stood outside and just listened to the music for awhile.   Then we decided to go back in and stand way in the back.  That was better...it wasn't so loud.  My feeling is that this fragmented group is sadly trying to re-capture something that's gone.     There was a young couple that walked out when we did and we were talking to them, I suggested that they go to a music store and get a CD of the original Beach Boys music and they'll see what the attraction is/was.  One of the local Chevy Car CLubs had a great bunch of old Chevy's on display.  If I ever win the Lottery, I will have another 1954 Chevy like I did back in the early 1960's. They are beautiful cars.

We both really enjoyed a free concert that we watched by a group called Vocal Trash (http://www.lizgregorytalent.com/Vocal%20Trash.htm .  They were so good, talented, funny and very energetic.  Two of the guys were in a group that was called The Shoppe that used to perform at the Fair back in the 1970's.  I still have some of that group's cassette tapes. 

We then walked around the midway for awhile, the place where all the kids spend their money on rides and trying to win giant stuffed animals by throwing rings on bottles, etc.  Then toured the floral building.  One of our favorite places that we happened to miss the last time we were out there.

It finally dawned on both of us that we were exhausted, so headed out to the Blue gate to catch the bus for the mall, where my car was parked.  

I took a little video of the two gals in the hamburger stand...they were singing and frying hamburgers and onions....doing their best to make their greasy job fun.  They were a joy to watch.  One girl was celebrating her birthday today and she was wearing a tiara while frying burgers.  I'll post their video in a seperate entry.  I told them I was going to put it on AOL Uncut Videos and they were both excitied. 

No more trips to the Fair until April when the Spring Fair comes for just 4 days.  It's a little different and only uses about 2/3 of the Fair grounds.

Well, it's now after 11pm.  My dear friends in England will be up and on their computers soon but this tired old woman is going to bed.   Until next time........Linda

11 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the Beach Boys, it's never the same when you go back is it? Best remember them for the wonderful sounds they created back in the 60's, they were just so new and different then! Glad you enjoyed the rest of the fair, I love those flower stalls, the dahlias are so bold and bright aren't they?! Hope you and Bob got out of jail quickly! Jeannette xx  

jeadie05 said...

We had such memories and maybe thats what the should remain ,never mind it was a day at the fair ,the pics were lovely ,.,.,.,Jan x

sugarsweet056 said...

Sorry you didn't get the same 'thrill' from the Beach Boys. Seems when they try to reproduce something it's never as good.
Liked the pics, TY for sharing.
Have a good weekend.
Sugar

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))))Sounds like you had a good tme,I am glad.I can remember when I was little and my family would go to the fairs,it was alot of fun.Have a good weekend and get some rest.


inquestoftruth said...

Poor Bob.   Do you call him "Old Bob" to his face??  LOLOL     I love flowers, and you got some wonderful pics for me!    Your fair is a million times better than our fair.    Next year, I'll come to your fair!  heh
~Meg

stevietwain said...

Awww, sorry it didn't go as planned. I think I'll stick to my mp3's of them..hehe!!

Great pics hun, thanks for sharing!

Lv Ste
xxxx

mom23nca said...

We are heading to the fair today.  Turns out my daughter has a piece of artwork on display there, that she just told me about.  I guess they entered it through school.  We are going this morning though, rather than at night.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,  sounds like you had a great time at the fair, despite the group not being as good as you`d hoped.  I loved the original Beach Boys but without the Wilson Bros they couldn`t really compete.  The flowers are gorgeous, I wish I could have been there to see them all.  I`ve never been able to win one of those stuffed animals however hard I try.  I must have spent a fortune trying...lol! :o)

Sandra xxxx

astoriasand said...

The pics are lovely Linda LOL!! at you in jail.The cars are brilliant.Don't think many of the old groups are like they were back then.Sounds like the birthday girl had a great time.Enjoy next spring .Take Care.
Astoriasand  http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

lv2trnscrb said...

its hard to see a group we once "adored" age, isn't it? we saw the Eagles a few years back and were surprised at how they aged only to realize we had done the same thing ourselves (aged)

betty

queenb8261 said...

Wonderful photos. I love the floral exhibits. Thanks for sharing your day.
Barb