Today we played our annual "Market Street" gig - a small church on Market St. in north Long Beach that does an annual fundraiser. This is a poor community, largely Hispanic, and we (that band) feel fortunate to be a part of the fundraiser. The organizer gave us an award today and pointed out this is the 11th consecutive year Scoop DeVille has donated our time to play the fundraiser (jeez... 11 years!!?).
|Bruce, our Band Leader, accepting the plaque.|
|Setting up... Brad (percussion), Bruce (bass/keyboard) and Tod (drums)|
Before and after we played, they had local talent... church members performing folklorico dancing, Hawaiian dancing, even Elvis dancers in past years!
|Everyone was invited on to the stage to learn the hula!|
|Tear down and load up the trailer after the gig - don't they have roadies for this!?|
Overall, a good gig today. A good crowd and they seemed to enjoy the music. No major mess-ups, so I guess year 12, here we come!