Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Talegate Party and First Football Game of the Season

The Second Annual Oakstock Music Festival set the stage for Saturday's fanfare and fun. Despite an opening-day Bobcat football loss to Concordia (13-7), the beautiful day featured the first Peru State College Tailgate Party and the largest crowd to see a Bobcat home football game.

Not a bad way to begin the school year, as the photographs, around two hundred of them, from the party and the game suggest.

The Tailgate Party offered an exciting variety of entertainment, from face painting to painted tattoos, from tasty burgers to rock music.

Gladys Kravitz punctuated the beautiful day with classic rock music you can enjoy again or for the first time on You Tube, where I posted two numbers.

You will want to click to HD and fill your screen with the image.
At the game, I took many pictures, trying to capture the crowd's excitement and record-breaking size. And I made a video that includes photographs and short films of both the Pep Band and the Cheerleaders.

Enjoy the videos and the photographs

Congratulations, too, to this year's Swens0n Award winners, Peru State College's Athletes of the year,
Kerra Brummer and Tony Janssen, featured in the following image:

Second PSC Oakstock Music Festival

On Friday, August 27, 2010, the Black Student Union sponsored the Second Annual Oakstock Music Festival.

The day of music featured bands from throughout the area, including some familiar faces and sounds.

By all accounts, the audience enjoyed a great deal the all-day festivities. I uploaded for your viewing pleasure a number of photographs from the day and evening festivities.

And to download either single images or the entire album, just click the appropriate link.

I made a point of seeing two bands that night, Soul Specimen and Escape the Fire,
groups I have recorded in the past(Soul Specimen and Escape the Fire--check out their Face Book pages linked previously.

Experimenting with my new HD camera, I loaded on You Tube videos of the bands.

In one video, Soul Specimen offers a spirited rendition Pipeline by the Chantays.

And you will enjoy the video of two other familiar tunes from Friday's fun-filled night of music and fire flies.

After Soul Specimen's performance, Escape the Fire took the stage. Take the time to listen to two of their songs on You Tube. The band entertains with one of their well known songs, "Alone in my Garden" and a new tune, "Wake Up Call."

You will find a few photographs from the bands at the link for the Oakstock images.