June 6, 2008
In outdoor concerts, weather is king
Music lovers who attended today's first Music on the Monument lunchtime concert got more -- and less -- than they bargained for.
Just two and one-half songs into the performance by the Roy Edwards Band, the concert was cut short by a downpour. The few droplets of rain that greeted the start of the 11:30 a.m. concert grew to a slashing rainstorm and heavy winds within 15 minutes, cutting short the concert.
Chairs and umbrellas were blown over, and DRC's Downtown Ambassadors had to scramble to collect them all, while a couple of hardy concert-goers huddled under an umbrella or two. To no avail. The band packed up, and the crowd was gone within 15 minutes.
And then the sun came out again. Sometimes, a blues band gets no luck at all, just something to sing about the next time.