Friday, July 29, 2011

Down In Kokomo.....

Got that song running through my head - and Sloop John B, my favorite ever by the Beach Boys.  We went to see them in concert tonight.  What fun!  It was an outdoor concert, we had mud lawn seats, it was great.

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Amazing how popular they still are.  But I don't think their music ever gets old.  By the end of the night, folks had moved down the hill, and the place was packed close and everyone was dancing.  Yes, even me....no photos of that.  EVER.

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I haven't been to a concert in years.  I think the last one was Stevie Ray Vaughan, here at this venue, shortly before he died.  That was - eleven years ago!

The lawns around the stage form a sort of bowl, so you can see pretty well anywhere.  I couldn't believe all the beach balls being tossed around.  Lots and lots of kids, teens, and of course us older folk -

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I don't know which was better, people watching or the music!  I took some VERY short videos if you'd like to see.  Not of the people, but the crowd with the beach balls, and the stage.  The first one is pretty dark, sorry, see if you can make out all the beach balls...





Mum and my aunt were up to their regular tricks - I left them alone for 10 minutes, and a couple of young guys tried to pick them up.  HONESTLY.  Can't take them anywhere.

Not much going on for the weekend, I'm going to work on sashing blocks, and see if I can get them all done.  It's going to be a hot one, but thankfully the humidity is gone.  I should be able to turn the iron on, yay!  You have a wonderful weekend everyone, and if you get a chance to get out and do something summery, go for it!  It will be gone before we know it.....I'll be back Sunday night or Monday to pick our CTTY winner!

21 comments:

sunny said...

I love the Beach Boys. And I'm doing something summery tomorrow - going to the beach for a day. Mayble we'll listen to the Beach Boys on the way down!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the evening...

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Oh Allie... such a party animal!! Some time ago my daughter took me to an outdoor concert and she was shocked at how badly the oldies behaved... she said the younger people were not half as bad.... haha... they should learn from us!!
Hugz

shez said...

unreal Allie i love their music lucky you,lol your mum and Aunty still have it ,lol.

Sharon said...

You lucky duck! I lived in CA for years and years, and never got to see the Beach Boys! Sounds like it was a wonderful time. Their music never gets old, does it?

Your Mum and Auntie crack me up.

Carol said...

What a great time! I've seen the Beach Boys twice and they are still so much fun!

Patricia said...

Oh, Allie!!! What fun! I would have LOVED to be there with y'all.

(When I get tired of summer, and fall comes too early for y'all, I'll do my best to push more summer your way.")

Love you bunches!

Karen said...

What a great way to spend the night. I have seen them and sat 5 rows from the stage when they were performing at a fair. It was awesome!

Elisa said...

Great pics! Glad you didn't slide down the hill :)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow! What a fun time you had! I love the Beach Boys. Your mom and aunt sound like my mom, can't leave them alone for a minute! LOL Hope you enjoy your weekend!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What fun! So did your Mom and Aunt give out their real phone numbers???..............grin.

Cyndi said...

Yay, you got to go! It looks like you had a great time....wish I had been there with you...I LOVE the Beach Boys! And you had better put a leash on your mom...she's going to get away from you one of these days! LOL!!!!

XOXO,

Cyndi

carol fun said...

I LOVE the Beach Boys! You are right, their music never gets old. I had tickets to see them years ago but the night of the concert I had to go to a funeral - bummer! But at least my friends had fun at the show - ooooh I wanta take you down to Kokomo - now its stuck in my head too - LOL!

Marg H said...

Love the Beach Boys. They might be looking a little older, but their music hasn't aged a day! What fun!

Marg H said...

Love the Beach Boys. They might be looking a little older, but their music hasn't aged a day! What fun!

rosie said...

You lucky girl Allie, so glad you had such a good time.. We love watching Heart Beat, an English series, it has such great 'old' music..

Jenny of Elefantz said...

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I Love the BB...oh my gosh, you saw them for real!!!!!!!
I am in awe...totally.
Sending good vibrations,
Jenny
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

How did I miss this post? I love the Beach Boys...so jealous. Looks like a wonderful time!! I just love the antics of your mom!

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, glad you enjoyed the concert....I too love the Beach boys...Hugs Lyn

Talin's Corner said...

Maybe I should hang out with your mum LOL. I don't want to tell you the last time I went to a concert. It sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Mama Pea said...

That is awesome! I have seen the Beach Boys before. I also went to a Jimmy Buffet concert in a venue like this. So fun and very similar mixture of people and behavior. So glad you got to go and enjoy yourself!

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