Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gaelic Storm

As I have mentioned in the past, we live near Riverfront Park in Kittanning, a park that is used for a variety of events.  Last night, I think, was our most fun night at the park so far.

Each summer, a series of free concerts occurs in the park, sponsored by Arts on the Allegheny.  Last night, the summer concert series kicked off by the highly anticipated Gaelic Storm concert.  We got there just in time for the opening act.  And shortly after that, the rain started.

It pretty much rained the entire night.  And the amazing thing was, barely anyone left due to the rain.  People had come prepared with umbrellas, and when the rain started, a sea of colorful umbrellas opened up.  This is a testament to how much Kittanning loves Gaelic Storm.

Not only is there music, but there are wonderful concessions by local vendors.  It truly was a festival like atmosphere, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, despite the rain.


Finally, the main event.  Gaelic Storm.  Now, this was the first time we saw them.  Hubby loves Irish music, and seemed a little familiar with them.  This band put on one HECK of a great show, despite the soggy conditions.  It was amazing.


After 2 hours in the rain, Hubby and I were freezing, so we left a little early, but not before buying a cd off of the band.  And even with the rain, we had a total blast.