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September 3rd, 2006

American Music Fest Virginia Beach, VA


No ticket or pamphlet


We went to American Music Fest September 2nd and 3rd, 2006.  This is an annual event which is free to the public.  Well, it's not totally free; you get to pay for parking.  Beware...this year we learned about two things:  one is metered parking can only last up to 3 hours; so you'll have to walk back to your car to put in another couple bucks.  This is bad considering you could be parked along 5th street area and have to walk as far as 31st street!.  So if you end up doing this cheaper option, take the trolley (you'll need a dollar each way for that). Or you can opt for the all night 10.00 parking that various people use (yeah, some scam they got going).  The other thing we learned was about towing!  No, we didn't get towed, but we saw a LOT of people being towed.  I saw maybe a dozen tow trucks in a short period of time.  So watch for those no parking signs; they mean business!  If you are using garage event parking, you will need to arrive two or more hours early; everything books up fast. This year, events were cancelled Friday night because of hurricane/tropical storm Ernesto.  So KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and Tavares were cancelled. There were MANY bands each day.  We only saw four of them.  This night we saw Gatorhead and Blue Oyster Cult.  The next night we saw Adelyn and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.  We had to leave early because my feet were killing we didn't try for graphs.


 From left to right: Various band photos


From left to right: Guitarists, drummer and guitarists again



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July 9th, 2010

Blackbeard Pirate Festival Hampton, VA


From left to right: 1) I think this is Eric Bloom 2) Rudy Sarzo and Eric Bloom 3) Buck Dharma with a beard (?) 4) Richie Castellano, Rudy Sarzo and Eric Bloom 5) Rudy Sarzo, ? Unknown Keyboardist (possibly Tommy Zvoncheck), Richie Castellano and Buck Dharma (hard to tell-doesn't look like him with that beard and weight) (?)


From left to right: 1) Jules Radino on drums 2) Richie Castellano, Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma (?) 3) Same three from behind 4) Rudy Sarzo, Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano and Buck Dharma (?)



Links that might be interesting:

Blackbeard Pirate Festival

Virginia Air and Space Center

Hampton Carousel

Blue Oyster Cult

Hampton Bay Days

Bluebird Gap Farm



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