Saturday, July 26, 2008

And we sang the songs of peace...

For those of you who are not aware, I was named after a singer from the 70's. My Mum and Dad loved her and I grew up wearing out my 'Candles In The Rain' cassette (Yes, I am that old)! For the longest time, I thought the song 'Ruby Tuesday' was a Melanie original....



Tonight, my BFF Lynn and I sat outside the Fraze Pavillion to listen to the 'Hippiefest' concert which included the one (but not only!) Melanie!! And why did I not buy tickets if I love her so much I hear you ask? Because if I want to take Sean on vacation next month, I couldn't afford the $50 ticket to see her, especially as she was only on for 30 minutes! It was good value for money when you consider that Eric Burdon and the Animals were the headline act, Jack Bruce (of Cream fame) and the Turtles were all there. But still...



So, given that I was outside the pavillion and ACROSS the street (that's as close as they allow you to get), please forgive the fact that you really can't see her at all! Squint as hard as you can and focus in between the trees!! The guy in the orange shirt is her son (he plays guitar for her and opens for her when she tours without the rest of the hippies!). When you can't see her son, I promise that you are looking at Melanie, it's just that she is wearing white and well, her hair is on the white side these days too... The sound turned out quite well though so watch and hopefully you will recognize a song or two - unlike a certain Allman Brothers fan who shall remain nameless ......


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She may not look like she did 30+ years ago, but she can still pump out a mighty impressive tune!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I was planning on going to the Hippiefest, but at the last minute decided not to. Now I'm a little sorry that I didn't go.
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing, "Melanie"!!!...peace...
...kathy...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Melanie;

I was planning on attending the HippieFest show in Dayton, but was unable to. Thanks for 'taking me there'!

-Bill