Friday, August 03, 2012

Celebration Weekend!

I am only at work today until 11:30, and then off for the weekend. Yay!

I will be off the blog for a couple of days, because.....

This is Decatur Celebration ( Weekend, and as usual, Mr. Dizzy and I are heading downtown to work on the Show Stage. This is the 27th year of the festival, and the 26th year we have worked it. The theme this year is "The Beat Goes On," and it's true!

Our Stage this year has a pretty good entertainment lineup..... Mitch Ryder (Devil With the Blue Dress On, CC Rider) with Michael "Supe" Granda (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) are on stage tonight; The Spin Doctors (Little Miss Can't Be Wrong) Saturday, The Boat Drunks (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band) Sunday afternoon, and Billy Ocean (Caribbean Queen) Sunday night.

There are plenty of other bands on the rest of the stages in all types of genres - - Christian, Country, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock, R&B (Color Me Badd), Disco (yep, DISCO....The Trammps with "Disco Inferno" are on the Funfest Stage!) and more.

We will be spending basically ALL our time this weekend downtown working. It will be HOT, we will be SWEATY, and it will be a BLAST. Every year I am so tired and hot and sweaty and SWEAR that I will NEVER, EVER do this again. Then I can't wait for the next year's festival to do it all over again.

If you are in the Decatur, Illinois area this weekend, come on down to the festival. 18 blocks of downtown blocked off and set up with all kinds of things to do - - 10 stages, Wine Garden, Craft Beer area, 60 different food vendors, all kinds of arts and crafts, a large Carnival, roving entertainers, and much, much more.

Come join the fun - - "The Beat Goes On!"

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