Sunday, August 5, 2012

Live Music at the Fairgrounds!

Live Music at Kodiak Fairgrounds

Last night Tom and I got a chance to hear some of the local bands come to play to the Kodiak crowd at the Fairgrounds. The concert was in the same building where the Farmer's Market had been the first time we had went. It seemed like a great venue for having a concert.

The bands that were playing were hand-written on a list and then duct-taped to the back wall...The concert was called "Warm Awesome Night" of music. In August it is supposed to be warm in Kodiak. However, the weather has been consistently cold and wet, averaging 40 to 50 degrees both during the day and night. Luckily, Tom and I dressed warmly and there was plenty of shelter to help stay warm.

The "Good Leutenants" were a rock band, playing songs from the 70's and 80's such as Jimmy Hendrix. The kids came out to dance and play (you can see them in the picture below, infront of the stage. They are blurrs of activity going by) while the band had fun playing and laughing with the audience.

The second band, the "40 Miles Road" band, was more of a blue grass band. They also played some hits and had a wonderful following of dancers that included some very bizarre characters...

By the time Tom and I had waited to hear the third band, the temperature had dropped and it had become very cold (Tom thinks it was around 40 degrees). In an effort to stay warm, we headed out for the bon fire just behind the mass of people.

The bon fire was very warm and we enjoyed listening to the music from the stage.

It was a fun night, full of great music and lots of locals who were wearing their infamour "Extra Toughs". What fun!

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