We had a good time – but DAYAM it was hot. I wasn’t ready for that. It was actually hotter last year but we’d had some hot days already to get used to the heat. It’s been so mild here lately we hadn’t acclimated yet.
In the line up:
Mick Martin and Blues Rockers, same as they ever are. Fun to watch, good old pros.
Albert Cummings (not much of a website), new to me and a real surprise. I liked him a lot, even bought a CD which isn’t too bad. He has that “Double Trouble” sound going.
Sista Monica Parker. She was great, very entertaining and personable. She was supposed to be on our boat, I think, and got sick and couldn’t come so it was nice to see what we missed.
Coco Montoya was awesome. Great blues guitar player and he was so happy to be up there playing. I love to see that. I guess Albert Collins taught him how to play guitar. He was a drummer first. And he played with John Mayall.
Kim Wilson and The Fabulous Thunderbirds were good. We saw them on the boat (a lot) and think they were much better there. That may be because they were at the end of a long, hot day. Usually we think they’re fabulous. Well, they are, we were just fried, I’m sure.
Dave and Marcia (hubby’s sis) went with us again this year. They graciously invited us to dinner at their house immediately afterward since they live 10 minutes from the park. Surf and Turf! Score!
I crashed and burned immediately after dinner. I know, I suck, Marcia REALLY wanted to stay up and visit with Bob. My exhaustion may or may not have been caused by the umpteen hours in the heat combined with 20 beers. That may be a slight exaggeration but I did do my part to keep the Fat Tire brewery in business. At any rate, we split around 9 and I slept most of the way home except for when I kept snorting myself awake.