Saturday, May 1, 2010

Let the music play

I went to Day 1 of the Beale Street Music Festival last night. There's more than music. There are 74,011 eating places. Here's one of them:

The smell is in the air, so you can't resist, don't even try. I had a Corky's BBQ sandwich and a mango smoothie and was proud of myself that I didn't really go crazy.

It always rains this weekend. It can be sunny for 47 days before and 47 days after, but it always rains -- must be somebody's law. Because it rains, it gets muddy, and females wear boots and they've become a fashion statement as you see here:

Lots of characters, shall we say, show up. If you don't see what I mean, click on the photo to enlarge:

This band is called Neon Trees. The drummer is Elaine Bradley (she RAWKS, by the way) and the singer is Tyler Glenn. I need to find out where he gets his hair done. I could use a Mo(jo)hawk like that.

Cindy Wilson, B52s singer, wears some pretty cool shades:

(From the left) John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Keith Stickland of the B52s and Blues Travelers' bass guitarist Tad Kinchla:

Images by MOJO and taken with my P&S.


  1. The Tad Kinchla guy - wasn't he in a movie some years ago?

  2. You be a good ambassador, Mojo. Nice pictures.

  3. The people watching must be incredible. Love the boots

  4. First Alice in Chains and the considering a mohawk... you continue to surprise and delight.

  5. @joxum: the BT bassist sure looks like the guy in your photo.

    Thanks TM and DB.

    @Wolfie and bastin: Mohawk or mo(jo)hawk, hmm... I guess at my age it wouldn't make me look any worse, lol.

  6. On the mohawk: Don't they have dress codes at Bridge tournaments?


  7. Oh boy, what fun. And when you've eaten your fill and had too many mango smoothies, you can find a cool place out of the rain to "people watch." Lots of fun(ny) people!

    Great series!

  8. Wow, looks like such a great time. I'm a big b-52s fan (guess that makes ME old too)

    And the photos are incredible. You are very talented.

  9. You had to mention what you ate, huh? lol

  10. Did I stumble upon a music blog? Nice pics and like the boots.

  11. Love the pics! I like who you captured much more then just snapshots. You got a story!

    The collage at the bottom is great!