Depending on the weather report you listened to, our temperature was anywhere from 98 to 103 with a heat index of 117. Well, once it goes over 90 and is humid, it doesn't matter anymore....it's just plain hot.
So, were we foolish to drive a half hour to sit in a field of dried grass for a concert?
We had a light supper and some icy cold bottles of water and created our own shade with umbrellas. By 7:00pm the sun sank beneath the tips of the trees. The opening band began at 7:30 and got everyone excited. They were great. And at ten past 8, the main act began....
The crowd was pumped! Even though only two original Spinners are still performing in the group, they gave the audience what they came for. In the 90 degree weather, with stage lights glaring on them, they danced and sang and joked. By the end of the second song their shirts were varying degrees of damp to soaking wet but they continued as if it were a spring day.
What a total surprise to take a look behind me to see how many people were sitting on the field and the hill, all the way up under the trees by the road. I couldn't even venture a guess.
As we started driving back, the thermometer on the car dash read 89 at 9:30pm. This craziness is supposed to break Sunday night and drop into the lower 80s. That sounds good right about now.
Have fun and stay cool, everyone!