Monday, July 28, 2014


We went to a small concert by Arlo Guthrie last night with a friend. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it merry much. Right after he returned from the first intermission, the lady's voice supreme, from the speakers above, announced that the concert was on pause. We refused. He refused.

Throughout the venue (Cain Park) hundreds of cell phones were receiving the same Tornado Warning Alert which over-rides the silence on many a device. The muse above was insistent that there would be a 15 minute break in the concert. It was silly in one aspect but necessary in the other realm. The wind started going sideways at 50 knots. A dry pavilion and stage was flooded in the next 10 minutes.

I gave it a moment's thought. There's a thousand of us in an open air amphitheater and none of us are leaving. What's the point of a break for tornados if there is no place within 6 miles to seek shelter from a twister? Arlo was, cool. So was everybody else.

As usual, Arlo gives an outstanding concert.


Buck said...

I didn't realize Arlo was still touring. What is he... 70-something now?

The Old Man said...

Which Cain Park?

HMS Defiant said...

Born in 1947. I missed him the last time our paths nearly crossed at the Newport Jazz festival.

HMS Defiant said...

Cain Park in Cleveland Heights within MetroParkCentralis. Here's a link:

Arlo mentioned at the beginning that the place we were in was laid down back in the depression by either the WPA or PWA. So many good things were back when shovel ready jobs really meant shovels and ready.

HMS Defiant said...

How weird... where did the ridiculous 'justified' font come from?
I should know.
But I don't.