Friday, August 20, 2021

Summer Serenade - II

Stereolab, Minneapolis, 2000.

One of the things I used to do with the kids when they were teens was go to outdoor concerts. They were usually informal, with an electic mix of acts, some of which were inspired. The image above is from The Walker Art Center’s Rock The Garden, a series which has been held most years between 1998 and 2019. Not last year nor this year, for obvious reasons. There are still a few local concerts outdoors—smaller and theoretically safer—than the big gatherings. The park down at the end of our street has had Wednesday night performances throughout the summer, this salsa group played a few weeks ago:
With the recent rise of the Covid Delta variant it seems likely that this kind of activity might be curtailed again, but not in my hometown which features a food-truck festival this weekend:

By Professor Batty


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