BRRRRR - Philly Freeze Time
Hey, it's damn cold out now. At least it is in Philly. Down here in South Florida, it's in the high 70s/low 80s and the ocean temperature is still 78 degrees. In fact, it was so nice last night that I took in a cover band at the Pompano Beach Great Lawn.
Yup, it's oceanfront and it was at night. Breezy? Yes, of course, there are no trees or other obstructions to block the wind. Cold? Nope. I was in shorts and flip flops (my normal SoFla uniform - hey, if you had hairy toothpick legs like mine, wouldn't you want to show them off, haha!), but I did wear a light windbreaker jacket over my short-sleeved t-shirt.
Here are some pictures. First, a little moon over Pompano thing with the palm trees, and then some pics of the band, Rough Shot. Rough Shot was ok, but they need a better lead singer. What's that you say? Better tempo? Yes, I'll concede, they need that, too - it was up and down in the middle of songs. But hey, they played Stevie's "Superstition," and morphed into Parliament's "Give Up The Funk" in the middle of that tune. That covers up a lot of faults, don't you think? And check out the stage - it's right in front of a group of palm trees. The pics don't capture the full visual effect, but the trees were eerily beautiful with the stage lights glowing underneath them.
One last treat: Rough Shot was playing tunes before the show, and one that they played was LTD's "Back in Love Again." It's one of my all time favorite funky songs, and the video is simply fantastic. I was up dancing and grooving heavily to the song and giving the huge Rough Shot crowd something to talk/laugh about. One of Pompano's finest came by and laughed and said "Now, that's great music." Indeed, sir. The YouTube video is at the end.
Stay warm up there Philly. I'm going to the beach.
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My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.