Music Marathon

image of crowd in the rain at Hootenanny on HunterI caught almost twelve hours straight of music last Saturday. It was the annual Hootenanny on Hunter.

The rain threatened on and off all day, but that didn’t stop the crowd that had gathered from dancing.

image of The Dears at the Hootenanny on HunterNor did it stop the show. Even when, as you can see in the background of the centre of the photo above, the techs, Jeremy and Don, had to use a broom, some muscle and their grace and style, to get the collected water off the tarps while the band was playing.

That’s The Dears up there, keeping it rocking while the rain drizzled down.

image of storm clouds over the backstage of an outdoor street festivalThe clouds looked threatening over the backstage.

image of The Sadies at the Hootenanny on HunterBut the heavy rain held off and the show proceeded as planned and The Sadies took the stage.

image of The Sadies and the crowd at the Hootenanny on HunterAnd the crowd grew larger and filled the street.

image of The Sadies at the Hootenanny on HunterAnd The Sadies delivered.

After the street festival, my favourite haunt, The Garnet, opened it’s doors to three lovely bands.

image of Marine Dream at The GarnetIncluding Marine Dreams, above, Nick Ferrio and his Feelings (seen on this blog before), and Baby Eagle, pictured below.

image of Nick Ferrio and firend in Baby EagleBy the end of the night, after all that music, my face looked pretty much like Nicks in this photo.

What a great summer day of getting my ears filled.

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