Beach Blanket Bingo Festival In Galveston, 8/23/2014
Plus, how do you not enjoy a guy who uses dancing fruit and Jean-Claude Van Damme in his stage graphics?
Every show comes with its share of intangibles. Maybe you end up with someone super-tall standing in front of you. Maybe the parking situation is weird. Maybe you make a new friend. It's these intangibles that can turn a show from something that was good or bad to something that you hope happens again. You never really know what's going to happen when you get out of your car and begin the walk to the venue.
Or the walk back to your car. Some nights you find yourself on the beach, each step taking you closer to you closer to car alarms that don't beep to the beat and away from the treble, until all that is left is the bass and the sea breeze.
The Crowd: Barefoot and beach-ready, although I was glad to see that I wasn't the only weirdo who decided to wear sneakers in spite of the fact that they were going to end up full of sand.
Overheard In the Crowd: There was a girl laying on the ground, her friends on their knees beside her, a cop shining a light down on them. Whatever happened, it was bad and she was in real bad shape. She couldn't stop freaking out, at one point ending up face down in the sand while everyone waited on EMTs to show up. When they rolled her over, she had a mouth full of sand. Clearly something had gone very wrong in her night.
The EMTs got her to the medical tent, and eventually on to a stretcher and off to the hospital, all the while people tried to ignore what was going on as they passed by because no one wants to kill their vibe.
Except your humble blog writer, who found himself caught up watching the drama unfold. Well, your humble blog writer and dude-bro standing next to him, who turned to me after they got her on a back board and asked: "Did you get any video of that?"
"No," I said.
"That sucks...that's the coolest thing I've seen so far."
Random Notebook Dump: How could something called Beach Blanket Bingo not be selling Beach Blanket Bingo beach blankets?
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