The thing about doing a three day outdoor show in the worst part of the summer, like, oh, say the Festival for the Eno is that the day after the show I'm a complete toasted waste. My brain is fried, my body is beat and sleeping through the day, or, at best, catching up on the three DVDs sitting on top of the DVD player from our netflix list is about all that I feel like I can handle.
Instead, I've had to go to work (work?!) where they've actually expected coherient thought (thought?!) and problem solving skills (problem solving?!) to flow through me like tiny pearls of wisdom being dispenced freely to the eager-for-solutions customers. It took a double-shot of caffeine, in the form of a diet choke and a BC Powder to turn down the buzzing in my brain to a level where I could actually start working on that mind-to-mouth connection.
The surprise act of Day Three was "Baron von Rumblebus and the Red Zeppelin." They bill themselves as a kids band, and their songs were decidedly kid-themed oriented. The music, however, was kickin' rock and roll, the kind that is, sadly, not heard so often at the Eno in recent years.
Turns ou the band is made up of two former members of the Squirrel Nut Zippers and one from Blind Melon. (And, no, I don't know who's who or from what band. Sorry)
As the local paper quoted
"It's a super group," said festival coordinator Greg Bell. "I'd like to think that nowhere but the festival could you see multiplatinum album-selling performers ncognito, dressed as bumblebees, on the children's stage."I was hoping that they would be dressed in bumblebee costumes, but, alas, it was not to be. (Although the woman to the far right, standing in front of the drummer, is wearing pink fairy wings)
A friend of ours asked them if they'd be willing to play at a party for adults and they said, "Sure, we like to drink beer!" I'm not much of one for parties, but I'd definitely go to that one.