Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Photo from a Long Lost Woman

Hey everyone...

I don't know where the last couple of weeks have gone.  I've been around....kinda.  I've been aware that I was missing everything that was going on here but I haven't been able to gather the concentration to read much of anything online.  I know this is a manifestation of the depression I'm currently wrestling with.  I have tons to do and I'm getting the most important things done.  But everything that is "discretionary" is lost in a fog.

I have one standout experience to share from the past weekend.  We attended The Great South Bay Music Festival here on Long Island.  It's a bit of a hippie fest...lots of jam music and tie dye.  We heard a lot of terrific music...many bands covering Grateful Dead favorites. It was a dancing crowd.

I took some photos of the headline act...Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead drummer) with Steve Kimmock.  It was an awesome show.   Kimmock has toured with both The Dead and (my favorite) Bruce Hornsby.  It was just one of those magic "take me away" perfomances.

I had reasonable success shooting during the show considering I couldn't get NEAR the stage and most of the crowd was on it's feet.  I kept having to dodge swaying heads and arms.  Kimmock made it challenging wearing that hat.  His face was almost always in shadow.  This is probably the best of the batch.

OK...now it's time for me to get caught up on everything I've been missing here.

2 comments:

mutualaide said...

I'd enjoy 'the hippie fest' part.  I was in Maine this weekend in a small town that embraces our old hippie style and gosh, there were fifty-somethings and sixty-somethings everywhere.   It was kind of neat.

Great shot.  Hope the depression lets go of you soon.

mlraminiak said...

Sorry you've been struggling with depression...  But this pic is great, and it looks like you had a good time at the festival.  Lisa  :-]