Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Labor Day Weekend-- Part 4: Summer '74, Brat Fry, Bands, Bars and Car Show

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST:  The end of another really fast-moving month.

Recorded Bob Stroud's Rock and Roll Roots Salute to the Summer of 1974, Part 4 on WDRV, 97.1 FM.  Always great to pop these cassettes into the car player and cruise down the road.

Sat out at the gazebo for awhile, then we drove to Twin lakes for the Wilmot High School Brat Fry fundraiser and stopped in to talk with friends at Donovan's reef.

I have never seen so many cars as the weather Friday and yesterday was extremely stormy.  Not today, and everyone, including us, was out and about.  The Wilmot Road/Il.-173 intersection was especially bad.

Stopped at Never-Sink-Inn here in Spring Grove which was having a classic car show (a lot of Camaros) and a band, but decided to go over to hear the band at Route 12 Bar (and come back later).

The group at Route 12 Bar was the Next 2 the Tracks Band.and, of course, we got there right as they finished a song and took a break.  The band at Never-Sink-Inn was on break.

We just have this uncanny ability to catch bands just as they go on break or are on break.  The worst-ever band break episode was in New Orleans on Bourbon Street our first night there, when we went into a bar with a promising-sounding band, got a table, ordered drinks and then they went on break.  Bad as that was, it didn't compare top the $5 apiece for a can of beer (back in 1995).  A lot of money and no band.  After we nursed those beers for 45 minutes, we left and the band had still not returned.

More to Come.  --RoadDog

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