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Childhood Dancing Experience

Young mother in childhood dancing experience with her two children during West Island Blues Festival.

Young mother participates in childhood dancing experience with her two children enjoying music being played during annual West Island Blues Festival.

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During annual West Island Blues Festival mother participates in childhood dancing experience with her two preteens enjoying the music being played.

While others watch and listen to performers on stage this young mother has a wonderful time holding hands with her little boy and girl dancing to the music.

They were not the only ones dancing around while the performance was going however, they seem to be in their own little world enjoying themselves oblivious of the others.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”EXPERIENCE”.

Out-of-Bottle Experience

Refreshing out-of-bottle experience is having ice-cold Molson brewski on hot day enjoying West Island Blues Festival music.

Refreshing out-of-bottle experience is having ice-cold Molson brewski during hot, muggy, day on bench enjoying great annual West Island Blues Festival music.

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A refreshing out-of-bottle experience is having a cold Molson brewski, on a hot, muggy, Saturday afternoon sitting on aluminum bench listening to great music at annual West Island Blues Festival.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” goes the overused yet true statement and you only can only imagine yourself sitting there enjoying the ambiance and excitement at this free music fest or similar one meanwhile, knowing that your thirst is quenched by a cold one (beer) in a clear soft plastic glass.

The weather proved to be ideal last Saturday despite the doom and gloom radio and TV forecasts predicting a heatwave enveloping Montreal making life unbearably hot and very sticky meanwhile, also threatening a violent thundershower or worst.

The event turned out to be wonderful and the crowds attending it were not disappointed with a fantastic venue featuring many favorites playing some awesome blues, rock and roll, and a folk song by a senior Quebec government cabinet minister.

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”BOTTLE”.

Beer Deprived

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The beer deprived have strange things happening to their minds sitting under hot summer sun all corrected by that cool brewski and the brand doesn’t matter.

The scene is the 13th edition of the West Island Blues Festival and the great Michelle Sweeney has yet to make it on stage meanwhile, the band is busy playing, warming up for her.

Nobody should be deprived of something cool to drink on a hot day although it doesn’t have to be alcoholic  in fact, pure clean water is best.  Also, nobody should be deprived hearing  great music much provided free in many concerts and festivals in and around Montreal.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”DEPRIVE”.

Summer Music Fest

This summer music fest, the West Island Blues Festival, delighted hundreds.

This summer music fest, the West Island Blues Festival, in perfect weather, delighted hundreds of Blues fans.

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This summer music fest, the West Island Blues Festival, on a perfect Saturday, June 18, 2016 delighted hundreds of Blues fans attending it

I happened to install myself just behind this couple far enough back from the huge speakers positioned at both sides of the stage complimenting smaller ones on the stage. Music shows tend to crank up the volume and I only wanted to protect what level of hearing I still possessed for a bit longer while still enjoying the great music.

It was a wonderful show with a super core of distinguished Blues musicians and world famous singers including Flirt and Dawn Tyler Watson, Michelle Sweeney, TC Blues Band, Pat Loiselle, and Freddie James Project.

As my picture shows everybody relaxed and enjoying Flirt perform on stage. Most sat in their own portable chairs, others on provided seats of rigid plastic, the rest sat on a beach towel on the grass or stood watching and enjoying it. All enjoyed the beginnings of a great summer and the fantastic music season happening all around Montreal.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SUMMER”.

Deep Purple Tribute – Perfect Strangers Band

During their tribute to Deep Purple on Friday, 12, 2012, the Perfect Strangers Band played their theme song ‘Perfect Strangers’ a Deep Purple classic. They were to play many more classic Deep Purple songs including ‘A Child in Time’ before the show was over at around 11PM.

When I arrived at the “West Island’s Blues Festival 2012″ site across from the Dollard-des-Ormeaux city hall complex (Dollard-des-Ormeaux Park – on De Salaberry opposite of the Civic Centre) it was just about 9:15. Meanwhile, the Perfect Strangers band were systematically going over their drill before their show. Every instrument and every bit of electronic gear and backup being tested ensuring that the last sound the progressively anxious audience expected was as perfect as could be attained and it was when theme song ‘Perfect Strangers’ came on.

The video you are about to witness filmed using my SDR-57 Panasonic palmcorder. I took in most of the show and did it all without the help from a tripod or even a monopod. Some shaking noticed time to time as I tried to keep things steady fighting mounting fatigue and while manipulating the camera’s controls to zoom in and out capturing the various musicians.

Despite limitations with my camera, I still think that I captured the essence of this great musical scene, what do you think? Let me know by sending me an email whether you enjoyed this particular music video and whether I should post the others.

By-the-way, I would like to know the title of this video’s Deep Purple song perhaps you can help?