Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throwback Thursday


The first LouieFest at Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, WA. I forget what year but it had to be about 2000. The goal was to have 1,000 guitars play "Louie, Louie" at the same time. Our guest conductor was Paul Revere, of Paul Revere and the Raiders. The turnout was around 750 guitarists, but it was fun and subsequent LouieFests had increasingly falling numbers. I was with Dave "Evan" Lewis and Brian "Tough Jim" Trainer. You can't miss me. I'm fifth from the right in the front row wearing a white t-shirt and bluejeans. Okay, me gotta go now.

8 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I spotted you immediately.

Cap'n Bob said...

I'm also the guy in the big photo on the right.

Richard R. said...

How did you all hook up to amps?

Cap'n Bob said...

A highway of extension cords with multiple outlets were all over the field.

Cap'n Bob said...

BTW, not everyone was plugged in. The group you see in the foreground are the acoustic guitars.

Evan Lewis said...

Except me, between the Cap'n and the field, wearing my black Zorro baseball cap and banging on an acoustic Gibson.

Cap'n Bob said...

That's Evan, all right, and Tough Jim is to my left, also in a white t-shirt.

George said...

You were living Large in those days!