Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sea Around Us

This afternoon, we're off to the beach! To the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom to be exact to take in the 'end of summer' concert by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. We've seen them many times, and SSJ and the boys always put on a great show, bringing that Jersey Shore sound north. They love playing this venue every summer, and by the end of the evening it shows. What I love about the concerts is, besides their setlist of 'hits', they are constantly throwing in the 'surprises' like:"Hanky Panky", "Twisting the Night Away", "Under the Boardwalk", "Doo Wah Diddy", and River Deep/ Mountain High". Here's a peek into me. I love Dusty Springfield! Three summers ago, my brother and I went to the show and stood 15 feet from center stage. The band kicked off the night with a rockin' version of her hit "I Only Want To Be With You". I couldn't believe it! What a start! What a night! Have a super, satisfying Saturday! I know I going to have one!

ps. Oh, did I tell you I married a Jersey Girl? Don't know if that has anything to do with my love of this music.


  1. Hey, Birdman, I hope your day is as smokin' as this photograph!

  2. Marchin O'NeachtainSeptember 5, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    The photo reminds me of SSJ's style, i.e. unpredicatable as the surf, rockish, and the music coming together as it does here in the middle shooter.

  3. We just had a memorial service on a beach in Maine much like that! It was sad but also like something out of the movies--so scenic and beautiful!

  4. I love Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes in fact I have a best CD in my car. My favorite song is Trapped Again.