No rain yet.
and what an entertainment line-up – but first some shots from around the grounds
OK park in there…
programmes, get your programmes here
and yep, they were at Bluesfest
the collection continues to build (and it hasn’t rained)
but here is a wet spot
sensible footwear – even for fairies
and the fashion conscious
the bar staff are now over half way
back of house preferred mode of transport…
… along with the trusty pushbike
Mr Dylan – your hideaway awaits
they probably do plaits as well
enjoying the sun and the music
and pix of each other
next year – more coffee machines – the main coffee tent had to close down when the machines overheated
an elevated view
now to the performances…
A French Butler called Smith…
… featured a trumpeter with a big hat ….
…and a funky bass player…
… and the Juke Joint crowd loved them.
Marcia Hines ….
… joined the Rockwiz panel.
… of all ages just loved….
Who is not only cute…
… she has an amazing voice…
… which she mutes – like a trumpet.
or she just belts out the songs – with very clever lyrics.
Stan and the Backyard Band drew a crowd at the buskers tent.
While on the Crossroads stage…
Irma Thomas brought a touch of New Orleans.
… sang into his guitar…
… and was joined by Kevin Borich…
… in a tribute to Dutch Tilders
then the stage crew changed over to one of the biggest bands at Bluesfest…
The Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Led by the enigmatic Nicky Bomba..
… who conducts…
… and plays a drum set to intro
Woody Herman’s “Golden Wedding” – blew me away
Into-ing “Night Boat To Cairo” by Madness
an impressive horn section
Geoffrey Garrumul Yunupingu
backed by Lucky Oceans (presenter of The daily Planet on Radio National)
and his mates from Saltwater Band
Check out the autographs on this Telecaster
played by Susan Tedeschi – one of my new favourites from Bluesfest
She plays like a demon…
… and sings like Janis Joplin
accompanied by Derek Trucks
this was real rockin’ blues