Saturday, July 7, 2007
They call it blues, but it makes you feel good. Since I have a penchant for paradox, it's no wonder I like that genre of music!
Hubby, Offspring #2, friend of Offspring #2, and I went to Portland today to the Waterfront Blues Festival -- which they bill as the "biggest blues festival west of the Mississippi". It runs for 5 days, and they've got 5 stages (including one on a small cruise boat) and lots of great performers.
It's also the biggest fundraiser of the year for Oregon Food Bank. (Admission was $8 and two cans of food.) So it was really one of those classic win-win situations: good music and a good cause. (And, they make a darn fine rootbeer float.)
Picture above is a very relaxed Offspring #2 enjoying the day.