Sunday, July 19, 2009

To ROCK or not....

and the answer is....
We really debated about going to Rock Fest this year.
I had pretty much decided we were not going and
at 4p, Cal says "Let's go!"
Rock Fest is in Cadott, Wi. About a 40minute drive east of our house.
It is a four day music fest with four to five bands playing each day.
In years past all the bands were from the 70's and 80's, but
now about 2/3 of the bands are newer groups due to
classic rockers not touring much (old age).
Anyhow, yesterday The Whigs, Los Lonley Boys, Hoobastank
Judas Priest and Journey were playing.
Since we didn't get there till 7p we hung out at some of our friends camp
until Judas Priest began at 845p.

The shot spot is a popular place in the camp.

The gals setting us up with some shots.

Me playing drinko - I ended up with a shot of tequila.

Part of the group got in this picture.

We went to the fest grounds for the Priest.

I'm not much of a Priest fan, but my brother is a HUGE fan.
One of our friends with VIP seats took these pictures for me.

This is the best picture of Ron I had.

They were pretty cool, during the encore the band
rolled a Harley up on stage and really reved the engine
and left it idling during the last song.
Judas Priest only played about four old songs and the rest were from
their new album.

Then Journey took the stage at 11p.

Their old front man Steve Perry is gone and the new guy Arnel Pineda,
he is from the Philippines,
sounded almost just like him.

I did not get any great pictures of Journey playing,
but they sure rocked the house!
They played ALL the popular Journey tunes.

There was probably 20,000 or more folks at the concerts.
It only took us six minutes from starting the car to getting out
on the highway, so traffic wasn't bad at all.
It was sure a long night. We didn't make it home till 2a.
Loved Rock Fest!
Hope it works out that we can go again next year.
Colton will get to go too if we do...
P.S. The weather sucked! It was cold and drizzly - coat/sweatshirts were the norm.


PAK ART said...

That is what is cool about living in the can actually get to where the action is out without buying a plane ticket! I'm glad you went and had fun.

tainterturtles said...

You had a big smile in your group picture so I know you were having fun. Glad you had fun @ rock fest.

crochet lady said...

Wow I didn't know you were such a big "rocker". Glad you had fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Atom. Actually The Preist played the whole British Steel album on their intro and a few other oldies from the past on the encore. Too many beers?