Monday, May 03, 2010

Wow. A Lot Going On .....

My new camera has many, many manual settings. Until now, my compact digital cameras were mainly "point-and-shoot."

One setting shows a symbol for FIREWORKS.

Well, you really need some "rockets red glare" to check that out so I figured I'd have to wait until the 4th of July.

Or.... after a music concert up in Myrtle Beach last Saturday. Yeah! It works fine.

Myrtle Beach decided not to continue with Bikers and Motorcycles (they even passed an ordinance that requires helmets) so the city is setting up family-friendly alternatives to bring in visitors.

Like a free concert that starred Blues Grammy-winner Buddy Guy and Atlanta's Tinsley Ellis.

Did I mention FREE?

The site of a former large mall is now a vacant field - with paved parking - so the City set up a huge stage, generators turned on the lights and sound and vendors brought their foods and beverages to test this new venture.

We opened our folding chairs and relaxed to listen to the Big Boys play.

Buddy Guy starred at the first Charleston Chazzfest in 2006 at Family Circle Tennis Stadium where he did his trademark "walk through the crowd while playing."

He walked that walk in Myrtle Beach too and it seems that everyone was holding a camera - more likely a cell phone - over their head to catch a photo of the "legend" walking by.

First time I saw Guy do that was on a cold January evening at his LEGENDS club on Wabash Avenue in Chicago.

Tinsley Ellis comes to Charleston often - playing at the Pour House in West Ashley, the Windjammer in Mt. P and the Sand Dollar on Folly Beach. His hard-rocking blues-soaked music had the crowd up and dancing.

Back in town, Home Team BBQ held its 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil all day Sunday.

The Louisiana finger-food staple was being heaped on plates and bands played inside and out back.

Many of us who attended last year were pleased to see Stewart & Winfield return to top the musical bill. It was especially great to hear them start a second song!

If you were there in 2009, you know what I mean.

[Click on the photos - twice - to make 'em bigger and better. Great camera.]

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At Tue May 04, 08:06:00 AM , Blogger Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Of course, anything featuring blues is gonna be great.

My camera has a fireworks setting, but I've never used it. Yours seems to work wonderfully.

At Tue May 04, 10:05:00 AM , Blogger chucker said...

Sherry, thanks for the comment.

When you do shoot fireworks, brace your camera on something because it opens the shutter for a full second and you'll have camera shake.

Hope you've seen Guy in concert.. Super!

At Fri May 14, 03:47:00 AM , Blogger Kelly @ Impowerage said...

My new camera has a fireworks feature too. It love how simple everything is theses days.


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