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    Trish Monaco.
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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Riverfront Music Festival

It's difficult to make outdoor plans in New England because of the ever-changing weather. Yesterday called for Isolated Thunder-Storms for three hours of the day. It also called for Mostly Cloudy Skies and Scattered Thunder-Showers. What's the difference between a thunder-storm and a thunder-shower? And what's the difference between Isolated and Scattered?

Yesterday proved that the only thing that matters is location location location. We were in Newburyport, MA for the annual Riverfront Music Festival. A free outdoor concert sponsored by Boston independent radio station 92.5 The River. The positive energy and live music kept the rain away for the entire day and night.

Three artists were scheduled. Johnette Napolitano opened. (remember her from Concrete Blonde?)
Just her and a guitar -- and her cell phone. She called her dad (twice) while on stage. It was his wedding day. The big kick was that it was 7/7/7 and her dad and his bride were both 70. She never really got hold of her dad. But we got to cheer for family members who let us know he was in the shower getting ready for the big day.

Next up was a band from New York - The Damnwells.

The music on their site doesn't do them much justice. They were great live. Their lead singer is adorable and plays both guitar and keyboard. That's hot.

In my (humble?) opinion, they were the best of the bunch.

DeSol was the headliner. They got the crowd up and dancing but I assumed it was a rain dance. Well, that and a drunken dance. I know it was for me. Their music was fun but it sounded the same after a while.

Later we had a fabulous seafood dinner overlooking the mouth of the Merrimack River where it meets the ocean. Then we walked along the quaint area of downtown Newburyport and overdid it with a scoop of ice cream.

It wasn't until our drive home (about an hour) when we saw rain. Turned out the perfect Saturday on the coast.

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Comments on "Riverfront Music Festival"


Blogger Kristeena said ... (3:17 PM) : 

Damn I've missed reading this blog (and you!). I've just recently resurfaced and had a few minutes to kill, so I read almost three months of posts.

I'm glad you're still you, still having fun and doing your thing.

Drop me a line sometime if you wanna. Same girl, same place.

=) kris


Anonymous Michelle said ... (8:17 PM) : 

Freee.....hey, you were in my neck of the woods! Only a short boat ride to Newburyport for us, (about 15 minutes by car).... Funny, we almost always go to that festival, missed it this year. Would have been totally cool to bump into you there, lol. Well, hope you had a great time, we just might bump into each other yet, lol.

Michelle aka s0ngbird1962


Blogger Trish said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Kris! Where have you been? I guess I could ask the same of me though. So nice to hear from you. Thanks for checking in. xo

Michelle, I wondered where you might be located. It's beautiful over there. Perhaps we'll bump into each other soon. :)


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