I was very pleased with our first Friday considering it was a tad bit windier than we expected it to be and it was overcast. The wind and clouds did not prevent the crowd from setting up their space on the green topped hill and enjoying themselves.
As an emcee, I hope that I do a great job making everyone feel welcomed, delivering all of the announcements clearly and effectively while not talking so much that attendees grow bored or lose interest; not an easy task by any means. Considering how my memory works, I make it a point to have side notes on hand and am not ashamed to have them in hand while on stage to ensure I don't leave anyone out or forget to mention something important.
Fresh Nectar started off the evening and should be applauded on a job well done. As the opener, while they perform the audience gets denser, but may not give their full attention to the band. Imagine how it must feel to perform in front of an audience that is settling in, walking around, conversing and possibly trying to talk over the music. With all of obstacles, the band continues to give it their all and share their love and passion with the community. Local Jam Rock band Fresh Nectar represented SWLA proudly.
Next up to perform was Pine Leaf Boys. This group has garnered four Grammy nominations and has received rave reviews from reputable, well known media outlets. Just as you would hope to encounter, the members of Pine Leaf Boys were down to earth and a delight to work with. Wilson Savoy was cool and allowed me to briefly interview him on stage just before they performed. The band definitely delivered. While Pine Leaf Boys were setting up, we had a special performance by Washington Marion High School's Marching Band and they did a fantastic job.
Be sure not to miss the next two concerts. The Flamethrowers perform with opener the Loaded 44rz on March 21 and Ashes of Babylon return to the L@LF stage with opener The Onlies. If you take photos while at Live @ the Lakefront, be sure to #rockthelake no matter what social media platform you use. For more information on the next two concerts, visit http://artsandhumanitiesswla.org/events/featured/live-the-lakefront/.
If you took a photo at Snazzy Snapshots Photo Booth, visit this link to see them: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1461634220732655.1073741827.1444344672461610&type=1
- Bray J