Friday, July 11, 2014

Indy 500, 2014-- Part 10: May 24th, Saturday

MAY 24TH, 2014:  My 63rd birthday down here at the track.  Reading the Indianapolis Star newspaper, I see that others with birthdays today: Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong, the ultimate stoner), 73; Bob Dylan, 73; and Gary Burghoff, Radar in MASH, 71.

I also see that this will be Jim Nabors' (Gomer Pyle) last time to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" which has become an Indy 500 tradition.

Sitting just across from the Speedway, I can clearly hear all the trackside announcements from within.

I also read that Sammy Hagar was at the track yesterday at Carb Day, and, of course, sang his very appropriate "I Can't Drive 55."  We didn't go to see him, though.  he also played a new one "Bad on Fords and Chevrolets" and "Bad Motor Scooter."  Definitely the perfect choice to play at the track.  Sublime opened for him.

Today, Jason Aldean will be playing at the track in a sold out show.  He is probably the most-popular country singer around these days and the show is sold out according to the paper.  Tyler Farr opens for him, but is mostly overlooked by all the girls, who are really in the hots for Jason.  I listened to his new CD on the North Carolina trip and he makes Jason look pretty tame in comparison.  A great new country act.

All day, and especially toward show time, we saw girls wearing short skirts and cowboy boots which to me is somewhat akin to wearing black socks with your sandals.

Somethin' Just Don't Look Right.  --RoadDog.

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