Friday, July 22, 2011

And a good time was had by all!

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's just plain hot.

So, were we foolish to drive a half hour to sit in a field of dried grass for a concert?


Maybe not.

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!


Impera_Magna said...

If there's great music, somehow the temps are more bearable! Glad you had a great time... glad everyone did!

Mug said...

The weather you describe sounds as if you are deep in "the heart of Dixie" .... but sounds as if you decided the weather was NOT going to "order your day" ... What a wonderful evening you had! :) Wish i had been there!

Saw your comment on YadaYada's blog....Yes, You DO need to buy a copy of Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.....Wonderful book....

LoVe my vintage sweater I purchased from your Etsy shop! Can't wait to actually wear it!

rosie said...

So glad you enjoyed your concert... I am dreading our summer, it seems we suffer the same just at opposite ends of the world.. hope you get some coolness soon..xx

MyStory of HiStory said...

Whatta nice distraction during the heatwave! An umbrella & ice water can go a long way in keeping one comfortable, huh?! :) Sounds like a fun evening. I gather we're in for nicer weather this week. Hooray!