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