Weather co-operates, beer sales were great and the music while loud was enjoyed.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON June 18, 2011 – Friday evening and they strolled by the thousands into Spencer Smith park and took in the sounds – and the sounds were loud, and the applause appreciative and the weather more than accommodating.

They were raucous, they were outrageous and the crowd loved them.  The woman playing the banjo certainly knew how to get the sound she wanted out of the instrument and the Ladies of the Canyon from Montreal knew how to play to the crowd who just loved them.  That banjo player convinced a member of the audience to loan her the bubble making toy she had and the musician then proceeded to prance around the stage blowing bubbles everywhere.  It was a fun evening.

They were raucous, they were outrageous and the crowd loved them. The woman playing the banjo certainly knew how to get the sound she wanted out of the instrument and the Ladies of the Canyon from Montreal knew how to play to the crowd who just loved them. That banjo player convinced a member of the audience to loan her the bubble making toy she had and the musician then proceeded to prance around the stage blowing bubbles everywhere. It was a fun evening.

 

The Ladies of the Canyon, an all female group out of Montreal, played a version of “The day they drove old Dixie down” that just rocked the crowd.

As the group was bringing their session to an end a three masted “privateer’ slowly slipped into the waterfront and fired a cannon shot. The sharp crack of the cannon brought the crowd to their feet but it appears it was just a warning shot. The ship didn’t drop anchor and they didn’t send anyone ashore. And she didn’t fly any signal flags – and thank goodness, no one ashore flew a white flag.

There is no count yet as to how many pints of beer were served but there didn’t appear to be anyone who had had to many pints. The crowds – and there were crowds, were well behaved

 

The Ferris wheel and the other rides gave the Sound of Music Festival a bit of a country fair feel.  The view of the grounds and the city at night is quite something from the top of the Ferris wheel.

The Ferris wheel and the other rides gave the Sound of Music Festival a bit of a country fair feel. The view of the grounds and the city at night is quite something from the top of the Ferris wheel.

Some people just stand out in a crowd.  The woman in white wasn’t missing a word the Ladies of the Canyon were singing.  She didn’t seem to be aware that there were other people in the park.  That’s my babe.

Some people just stand out in a crowd. The woman in white wasn’t missing a word the Ladies of the Canyon were singing. She didn’t seem to be aware that there were other people in the park. That’s my babe.

The crowds took it all in.  They listened quietly and then erupted into applause when a piece was finished.  Many people brought their collapsible chairs and settled in for an evening of just fine entertainment that ranged from heavy metal (too loud for me) to nice easy going country and western and even some decent blues.

The crowds took it all in. They listened quietly and then erupted into applause when a piece was finished. Many people brought their collapsible chairs and settled in for an evening of just fine entertainment that ranged from heavy metal (too loud for me) to nice easy going country and western and even some decent blues.

Few people saw the three masted ‘privateer” slip into the waterfront from behind the yet to be completed Pier.  She crept in close to the breakwater then fired a single shot from her cannon and then turned away from the city and slipped back to her home port.  Was she from Hamilton?  More likely Toronto.  Look for your city Council to discuss what the city might need in the way of troops to defend the city.

Few people saw the three masted ‘privateer” slip into the waterfront from behind the yet to be completed Pier. She crept in close to the breakwater then fired a single shot from her cannon and then turned away from the city and slipped back to her home port. Was she from Hamilton? More likely Toronto. Look for your city Council to discuss what the city might need in the way of troops to defend the city.

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