Thursday, July 05, 2007

July 4th adventure in Damascus VA

We traveled to Damascus VA to watch my parents band, Deja Vu, perform at the town's 4th of July celebration. They played before and after a fireworks show. There were also 2 Elvis performances before they played. It was my first experience at an Elvis concert. The Elvis' did all the classic songs, threw out hawaiian leis and scarves that the girls went up and caught, and even walked in and out with their security guards. What a show. The girls had no idea what was going on or why this guy was so dressed up but they had fun catching the free prizes! The band's performance was amazing. I can't believe that Mimi and BB are playing in a rock and roll band. They've always loved music and played a lot when I was growing up, but it is quite a transformation from their old working selves. Their retired life is a lot different! The other members of the band are younger and like their kids. They are a big family that love each other and love playing together. It really shows up on stage and in the crowd. Everyone had a blast. Way to go Mimi and BB. Mom has put together a website at www.dejavuband.org if you want to know more about them.


This is the crowd. A lot of people came out for the event. They had booths set up serving all kinds of fair foods but not as expensive. I was so surprised to buy a large lemonade for only $1 and a bag of chips for 50 cents.
I couldn't get the whole stage since I didn't want to stand right in front of everyone to get a picture. This is of the side so you can see BB on the keyboard. He's the leader of the band and plays keyboard and sings some songs too.
You can see mom just barely in this picture. She's in the back wearing white and a white hat. She plays keyboards and sings back up vocals.The lead singers are John and Diane, the electric guitar is Shannon and Billy's in the back playing drums. They are all amazing musicians.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Great pics of Elvis and the girls! We had a wonderful time but event was WAY better in Mountain City on the 4th. Love you all.
mom