Tuesday, August 10, 2004

OH WHAT A DAY!

OMEGA IN HEAD ADORNMENT MEANT TO ATTRACT SAW DOCTORS  

My sister Omega and I drove the four hours to a suburb in Columbus Ohio known as Dublin. They have the second largest Irish Festival in the country. It is massive! We purchased the three day pass Friday evening and began to explore the village. We had to park and be shuttled to the event. Parking near to the park was impossible, so the bus was a nice treat.

The Dublin Irish Festival is Music, Food, and Beer. Their are four major stages with various styles of music and dance. The Traditional Irish Music tent at the North entrance was the largest of the four. I think because it appealed to the broadest audience. The food courts were situated everywhere so no one ever went hungry or thirsty!

Omega did not sleep well Friday night and dropped me off early in the morning. I wandered around by myself till mid afternoon. I had a wonderful time. I even found a small musician tent that was so reminiscent of the Music festival in Ennis (Ireland). The musicians were all jamming together. Violins, bodhran, Irish whistles, mandolins playing the traditional Irish music......transported me back to those wonderful pubs Joe and I stumbled into in late May.

The Celtic Rock tent was tucked back in the far end of the park. I had located it on the map of the festival and was determined to find it well before the Saw Doctors took the stage at 10pm that evening.

So, I was there scouting it out at 1:30pm. Low and behold, the band known as TEMPEST was playing. Has anyone in the West Coast heard of this band? They absolutely rocked the tent down. Advertised as Folk music.... I have never heard folk music performed quite that way before . They had the best stage presence I have seen in some time. And the instrumental driving rock defies description.....they were so good, I purchased an album!

When Omega finally arrived, I had staked out an area left of the stage on the grass situated right in front of thearrival area of the musicians. One guy came over the fence and was heading into the crowd, he had a Saw Doctor pass around his neck. I caught his eye and asked  him if any of the Saw Doctors were there yet.....he said, "No, they go on at 10pm"

Guess what, he was a Saw Doctor...I felt like a FOOL!

Omega was put out with him and wanted to shake her fist at him all day Sunday and yell at him "I'll 10 o'clock you!!!".  She thought he was a roadie. HA.

 

12 comments:

redhdka said...

oh that is hysterical! She's beautiful!

mrccgoody said...

Sounds like a great time.

Tempest, huh?  How was the album you bought?  Would you recommend it?

readmereadyou said...

Sounds like an interesing day (don't feel bad about the saw doctor-I could tell you stories about putting my foot in my mouth that would make you LOL).
: )

chapterxxi said...

Your indulgence in seeking out this cultural event is inspiring.  I'm on the West coast, Cali, and there are many bands here in concert, on tour, living, hanging out, and running around in disguise right here in L.A.  But alas, I'm not afraid to admit that I wouldn't recognize them even if I sat in their laps.  regarding the single Saw Doctor, focus on what you remember, for he is now but one of them great card hands that you may not get again soon.  At least you caught his eye!  I like Omega, full of emotion, and treating somebody like an anybody, that's real cool.  Peace, Woman Alp.  Race.

mlraminiak said...

Mary!  Take me with you to next year's festival!  I SO love Celtic music of any kind...I think it's in my genes (my dad's family has Celtic roots.)  Lisa  :-]

sonensmilinmon said...

I want with you and your sisster next year too!  Sounds like a great time.

Monica

my78novata said...

maybe tempets has a web site. you can shaare it withus all. Looks like you had way too much fun. I m getting too old for that much fun LOL

judithheartsong said...

oh how funny! So glad you all had a good time. judi

freeepeace said...

LOL - serves the Saw Doc right.  His ego probably deflated when you didn't recognize him. Ha!  Omega is beautiful.  The Irish festival sounds like a lot of fun.  I've heard of Tempest...but don't know their music.  Sounds like something I'd enjoy.  Right on.

belfastcowboy75 said...

Irish Cowboy checking out Omega's finger for wedding ring...I can't help myself.

slowmotionlife said...

Omega is GORGEOUS.  Wow-oh-Wow!  

krobbie67 said...

Omega looks so pretty with her head garb. Tempest sounds familiar but I'm horrible about remembering the names of groups. :-) ---Robbie