Volunteering at The Sausalito Art Festivals Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

“An Incredible weekend watching many bands playing at the Sausalito Art Festival 2017 in Sausalito, Ca! One way to lower your expenses while travelling through the San Francisco Bay Area is to volunteer at the world renouned Sausalito Art Festival.  I volunteered for three days beginning, Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 4th  between 9am to 1pm. However, I volunteered on Sunday, September 3rdfrom 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Not the ideal thing to do, volunteering in the middle of the day is not what I anticipated because I wasn’t able to watch the bands that played a tribute to Prince and Michael Jackson. They were one of the best bands playing on the main stage. Listening to number one hits from these tribute bands was awesome because from my experienced waiting for the popular bands like The Tubes, The Fixx and Pablo Cruise beginning Saturday, September 2nd made me anxious. Usually these bands played their newest hits so you had to wait until the band their popular songs towards the end and I wanted to dance to the popular tune..

Luckily,  I got out of the early shift on Sunday because I was exhausted from the day before. Volunteering Saturday was a very grueling first day of the Labor day weekend because the weather reached 106 degrees. Unusual for the San Francisco Bay Area. I made the best of it. I was a ball of sweat. I was not happy.  Two days later, the weather went from a hot 106 degrees miday to windy at 70 degree in the morning with some shower. Is this really California? It was certainly record breaking heat all throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I thought there was going to be a funnel cloud forming in the middle of the bay since last year I saw a funnel cloud in the middle of Lake Sonoma . The setting for the bands was incredible.. The back drop view was the San Francisco bay. What can be better than that.

If  you are ever short on cash and enjoy volunteering, I highly recommend volunteering between 9 to 1am at the Sausalito Art and Wine festival. It’s quiet and by the time we started on the beer booth I worked in, it was 11am.

Indeed the record breaking heat deterred many customers from going to see the great of bands on Saturday, September 2nd which included Tainted Love, The Tubes, The Fixx and Pablo Cruise. However, by the end of the Labor Day weekend, Monday, September 4th,  record crowds saw  “Pat Travers Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Foghat” for the grand finale…It was certainly worth waiting to hear the Foghat’s famous song called “Slow Ride!”

Memorable experience started in the beginning of the music fest on the main stage which included the following bands:

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
1.”Tainted Love band (80’s covers)
By far they were the best on Saturday’s line up. The lead singer had an incredible voice and the music of the 80’s were relived.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgZA_q3Q5uI
2. The Tubes “White Punk on Dopes,Turn Me On, She’s A Beauty and Mr. Hate!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImyiFfcX780
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPJivFbEPDQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_1palrsZXU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8WKGqVS0q0

The lead singer Fee Waybill strutted the stage at 106 degree weather…Fee couldn’t take it anymore so he stripped off his black and white Zoot Suit in the middle of his performance. Bearing his chest to the screaming crowd, he changed his costume in mid stream only to put a box on his head to perform “Turn Me On.”
3. The Fixx ” One Thing Leads To Another”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeOZO8xrDXw
Cy Curnin, lead singer of The Fixx was at his best and looking good with a blue shirt on.. As he sang, “One Thing Leads to Another,” it certainly brought me back to days gone by in high school which was decades ago. Couldn’t get enough of his British accent. Absolutely sexy to hear the boys from England.
I am ready for Liverpool after The Fixx’s performance and I’ve never been to the town where the Beatles started playing! I will certainly make the effort to go there … Hopefully I will arrive in erry Old England next year.

4. Pablo Cruise:
“Love Will Find Away” and “I Go To Rio”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgkMswvYQ7I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IVlk3jZ7wU

Now the song ” Love Will Find Away” certainly brought back the ultimate memory of my first love in high school. It wasn’t as tear jerking for me this time but it was nostalgic to remember the memories of my senior year high school. It came flooding in my mind. Well now, the thought made me smile all throughout the day.. What an ending for the first day of the Sausalito Art Festival. I certainly rushed to next day event.. A tribute to the Eagles, Prince and Michael Jackson…

Of course, this is to be continued as I post this event on my FB page.. particularly my FB page for The Pampered Travelers….

The following was the calendar of entertaining musical events including the all of the bands playing at the Sausalito Art and Wine Festival 2017…. on the Main and the Artist stage…
Cost of this incredible event was only $30 a day and less for the 3 day weekend.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND
Main Stage
12:00-1:00pm: Tainted Love (80’s covers)
1:45-2:45pm: The Tubes (rock)
3:30-4:45pm: The Fixx (British rock)
5:30-6:30pm: Pablo Cruise (pop/rock)
Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm: Sony Holland (jazz)
1:00-3:00pm: The Patsychords (Patsy Cline Tribute)
3:30-5:30pm: Dave Haskell Trio (jazz)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD
Main Stage
12:00-1:00pm: Boys Of Summer (Eagles Tribute)
1:45-2:45pm: The Purple Ones (Prince Tribute)
3:30-4:30pm: Foreverland (Michael Jackson Tribute)
5:15-6:30pm: War (Latin rock)
Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm: Laurel Trio (classical)
1:00-3:00pm: Foxes In The Henhouse (bluegrass/folk)
3:30-5:30pm: Rusty Strings Express (ragtime jazz)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH
Main Stage
12:00-1:10pm: Pat Travers Band (rock)
1:40-2:50pm: Atlanta Rhythm Section (rock)
3:30-5:00pm: Foghat (rock)
Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm: Romanza (classical)
1:00-2:30pm: Bob Culbertson (jazz)
3:00-5:00pm: Charged Particles (jazz)

 

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