Bluegrass Festival – Day 1

Friday, September 4

Thomas Point Beach is a beautiful venue for a bluegrass festival.

Bluegrass day 1 (1)We arrived an hour early on Friday morning – to set up our lawn chairs. We also had chairs for Mark and Diane’s family for Sunday. We put some on the lawn and others under the tent – to protect us from the heat of the afternoon sun.

Bluegrass day 1 (2)This man was testing the sound before the opening ceremony.

Bluegrass day 1 (3)Since I had time, I looked for some photo opportunities.

Bluegrass day 1 (4)There were geraniums in hanging pots under the roof of the main lodge.

Bluegrass day 1 (5)Cerwin liked the side rails on this pickup truck.

Bluegrass day 1 (6)The truck and guitar necks were an advertisement for Bourgeois Guitars.

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Bluegrass day 1 (8)Cerwin enjoyed talking to a staff person from Bourgeois.

Bluegrass day 1 (9)The opening ceremony included “Oh, Canada” and “Star Spangled Banner”.

Bluegrass day 1 (10)There was barely a breeze in the morning (as you can see in the previous photo) so I took another picture of the flags later in the day.

Bluegrass day 1 (11)Pati Crooker Mulligan (center with blue glasses) owner of Thomas Point Beach was honored with a banjo flower arrangement – by her two sisters.

Bluegrass day 1 (12)Opening group: Michelle Canning and Rough Edges

Bluegrass day 1 (13)Williamson Branch is a regular at this festival and a favorite of ours.

Bluegrass day 1 (14)Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa – my favorite group this year.

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After lunch I went for a walk around the campground.

Bluegrass day 1 (16)A broad view of the grounds. Some of our chairs were near the blue umbrella on the left. We had several other chairs under this white tent.

Bluegrass day 1 (17)The tide was coming in.

Bluegrass day 1 (18)This is a great place for clamming.

Bluegrass day 1 (19)Not sure why there was a wagon full of stuffed toys near the beach fence.

Bluegrass day 1 (20)It was a beautiful afternoon.

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Bluegrass day 1 (25)I love the sights, scents, and sounds of the campground.

Bluegrass day 1 (26)Behind the vendors and the stage (right)

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Bluegrass day 1 (30)My favorite vendor at this festival. Love the lobster roll and the crab cakes are incredibly delicious.

Bluegrass day 1 (31)Twisted Pine

Bluegrass day 1 (32)There were two large Jenga games on the grounds.

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Bluegrass day 1 (36)Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Bluegrass day 1 (37)Lonely Heartstring Band

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Bluegrass day 1 (39)The home of a Maine Osprey.

Bluegrass day 1 (40)One side benefit of being at Thomas Point Beach this past weekend was the air show at Brunswick Naval Base – next door.

Bluegrass day 1 (41)Friday was the best day to see the Blue Angels, because they were practicing for Saturday and Sunday shows – giving us many opportunities to see and hear them.

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Bluegrass day 1 (53)There were five of them.

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Bluegrass day 1 (57)Foghorn Stringband

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Bluegrass day 1 (59)I went for another walk during the dinner break.

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Bluegrass day 1 (67)While walking along the beach I came upon this artist and talked to her a bit.

Bluegrass day 1 (68)She was pleased that I asked to take pictures of her.

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Bluegrass day 1 (74)  Bluegrass day 1 (76)It was a cool evening, and after ordering a cup of decaf coffee to help me stay warm, I also purchased something new for me – fried dough. This was my supper. 🙂

It was a bit like a donut and came with maple syrup. Cerwin ate about half of it.

Bluegrass day 1 (77)Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa were back after supper.

Bluegrass day 1 (78) We went back to Mark and Diane’s house after Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen because it had gotten quite cold.

We did not stay to hear the Del McCoury Band.

It was a most delightful day.

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