7/16/2008

Still Up...

I have now been up for 39 hours. I really don't know why I'm doing this. There's nothing preventing me from just going to bed. Actually, when I got home from work, I remembered that the high school steel drum band that I mentioned in this post was performing at the Wednesday night Music In The Park. I'm glad I toughed it out and didn't go to sleep because I go for that sort of small-town quaint quirkiness.

It was great! First of all, it's like two blocks away from our house. I had a few beers before hand and we grabbed some chairs, found a spot and enjoyed. So did everyone else. There was a big crowd of all ages. Lots of little kids, but plenty of old farts, too. It's the sort of thing that's perfect for a family. It's free. The music is fun for kids, as you'll see in the video, and the kids can run around like maniacs and not really disturb anything.

Forgive the sappiness, but I'm a little zippy from the lack of sleep. Here's a little sample of the show. I hope most of you recognize the tune.

6 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Not to be a nerd but that was the song from Star Wars when all the crazy characters were there... Or the part in Shindlers list when the Nazi's was doin' there killin'.

Mnmom said...

Star Wars bar scene.
They are fantastic!!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Ahhhh, small town life. There's nothing better is there?

Flannery Alden said...

Oh my God! Have a frozen pizza and go to bed already!!! I don't want to hear about any crazy incidents with a wood chipper!

SkylersDad said...

You know, Hans shot first...

Angela S. said...

This is really surreal to me, because I lived in Boyne City for six years, a couple of blocks from Old City Park, and always loved seeing the Steel Drum Band perform in the summer concert series.
In fact, I was the editor of The Citizen (later The Citizen-Journal) for about five years, and wrote about those concerts each week.
I've moved on to other places, but happened upon this blog quite by accident through another blog I happened upon quite by accident . . .
Small flippin' world . . .
Thanks for this blast from the past!!