Monday, August 11, 2008

Dancing in the Park

Sunday evening was the final night of summer concerts in Garfield Park for 2008. The Surfin Safaris rocked our little hamlet with enough ripping surf tunes to ollie a tube all the way here from Santa Monica. It was a great scene with plenty of food, fun and families. The guys in my photo had a blast hanging loose during the last set.

15 comments:

Sally said...

Looks like fun. Glad you are enjoying Pasadena. I've been to LA a few times, have friends in West LA (I do admit I like that area :-) and visited Santa Monica. The pier is great for eating and strolling. Last visit was the first time I'd been to Pasadena , mainly to visit the Huntington, and also the outside of the Gamble house (it was closed at the time). I think it would be easy to fall in love with Pasadena - a lovely area.
Thanks for visiting me at Sydney Daily Photo

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your header, Southern California's Little Town in the Big City. How clever is that...

I also liked the post. The guys looked like they were totally out of it.

Petrea said...

This shot is fun fun fun! I like the guys smiling and lounging in the background.

Life Observer said...

Always reminds me that I shouldn't have given up my band so quickly.

But, we were all too young & unwise.

Laurie, nice b/w pic!

Bergson said...

a photo dynamics, you put the music and we will dance

Jilly said...

I clicked on the photograph to enlarge and all these guys are really in the moment enjoying the music. Nice shot. I can hear the music!

Steve Buser said...

There must be hundreds of millions of surfers who have never surfed.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I keep seeing these wonderful black and white photos! Good one Laurie.

Laurie said...

It's so nice to read all of your comments. Bergson, welcome.

Sally, actually South Pasadena is its own incorporated town with its own fire department and police department and City government. It's directly to the south of Pasadena (guess that's obvious, huh?) but it's not part of the city. The two blend beautifully togther, though. I enjoyed living in West LA. I was there for for many years, right next to Santa Monica. But I confess, I love the San Gabriel Valley even more.

Mike, band? What band? Any chance of reuniting?

Steve, too funny.

Thanks, everyone!

Cafe Observer said...

Laurie, we'll reunite if I'm given an incentive. Like a nice record contract to start.

Those were the old H.S days...uh, daze.

Have u found my Heirloom down the block from your Bistro?

Laurie said...

Mike,

Is it on the North side of the street on El Centro across from Busters next to that flower shop? If so, then I know WHERE it is but I haven't actually seen it!

Jutilda said...

the picture and story is just toooooo FAB!!!!! I wish I'd been there. Outdoor concerts are awesome.

babooshka said...

Fantastic natural portrait. The life of that gut just jumps off the page.

Scott said...

Great shot, this looks very similar to our "Music & Movies" nights in Loring Park.

Dixie Jane said...

I love your photos and prose, Laurie. I'm glad you are my kid with an appreciation of the absurd, the funny, the beautiful.