STARLIGHT PARADE was fun! Can't believe the "One Time Around Again Marching Band" has grown to more than 300 members! So cool! Loved the clowns and the dancing dragons, although I couldn't help thinking I was glad I wasn't asked to be the butt end in one of those dragon costumes. The person in back must have had some real sore muscles from bending over the whole way.
PEEK AT THE WEEK- Hi Sailors!! No US military this year, but the Royal Canadian Navy and other historic ships are coming. Mary's Topless welcoming commitee will probably do their duty anyway.
It's a tradition, isn't it?. Celebrate WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Wed at Waterfront Park; and see some tricked out trikes in the ROSE FESTIVAL JR PARADE Wed 1pm in the Hollywood District. For Blues, there's no better place to hang out than Duff's Garage, and they'll be having the SUBURBAN SLIM BLUES JAM Wed night. CITYFAIR reopens Thurs at Waterfront Park. PORTLAND BEER WEEK kicksoff Thurs at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall. If you still can't let him go, the MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY II show is on stage at the Schnitz Fri. DRAGON BOAT races on the Willamette Sat & Sun. And of course, the big one, the GRAND FLORAL PARADE on Sat. Let the sun shine on it all!!!
BIRTHDAY CANDLES this week for: PRINCE (aka Prince Rogers Nelson); MIKE RENO of LOVERBOY (playing the State Fair Aug 30); BOZ SCAGGS (June 11, Schnitz); LYNYRD SKYNYRD keyboard player BILLY POWELL; IAN HUNTER from MOTT THE HOOPLE; guitar wizard STEVE VAI (Whitesnake, David Lee Roth); JON LORD of DEEP PURPLE; DAVE NAVARRO of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS; DEREK TRUCKS from ALLMAN BROS BAND; and the Father of the Electric Guitar - LES PAUL.
STUFF YOU CAN WIN ON KGON THIS WEEK: Pair of tickets to Harefest 3 coming up the 1st weekend in Aug in Canby during MY 3 SONGS with IRIS in the noon hour; and a pair of tickets to "Unchained - Van Halen Tribute Band" at the New Copper Penny on Fri night when SHANNON does his Rock Trivia question right after THIS DAY IN ROCK at 3:45 pm.
Enjoy the week!