Saturday night was the 20 July show featuring The English Beat / The Fixx & The Alarm
, on their "Rocking The Colonies Tour".
Wouldn't you know, it would turn out to be the hottest day of the year thusfar, hitting around 97°F (36.1°C).
The high heat didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd. MiniCoopGuy & I were front & centre, a good place to be as there was NO SEATING!! Three bands, four & a half hours of music. My legs still feel the burn.
Managed to get a few shots of the various groups. Pardon the low-angle.
First on stage was The Alarm
. Mike Peters was in top form, belting out the songs in spite of the heat. Glad to see Mike has recovered from his bout with cancer, as his is a very noteworth voice in the rock & roll pantheon. The Alarm played a number of the classic cuts, and a fair amount from their new album, Guerilla Tactics
, which just came out.
And yes, they played "Sixty-Eight Guns" so I was very happy.
Some of the guitars The Alarm used, taken before the show.
MiniCoopGuy just can't wait for The Alarm to come out!
Mike's energy level was amazing. He gave it 110% through the entire show.
And, a look back at the crowd at The Crossroads. Not too many youngsters here!
More to come…