The first day of the new Mountain Park was baking hot, but that didn't discourage the enthusiasm for Eric Suher's newest venue. The free Saturday show was an instant hit with the crowd. Between acts he announced he would like to have free shows every week. Was that a promise?
It didn't feel like a concert at all. At least not the type I'm use to. It sorta felt like a class reunion. A few people got wild near the stage, but were quickly led away by the police. Check out in the valley for the unbridled exuberance.
Holyokers were out in force. I saw lot's of friends, and we talked the day away. Everyone was wondering what the attendance numbers were. Max Hartshorne thought it at least Three thousand if not Five. The Mt. Tom Billy Goat asked Eric what the numbers were when he walked by us. Eric said he a good idea, but wouldn't elaborate.
People were coming and going all day. As it got dark the families with little ones started to leave, and yet more people were still arriving. The final act was great. I'd never heard them before, so was pleasantly surprised when they started to play. I remember thinking: "Why aren't more people here?".
Before I left I snapped a candid one of the man who can't be photographed. He seemed too happy to care. I'm amazed he didn't throw me out at first sight.