Sunday, April 20, 2008

Feeling festive!

This evening Gabriel, Marcus, and I went downtown to the Main Street Arts Festival. We headed straight for the Sundance Square stage, where Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience would be performing.

This is a view of a high rise apartment building that has a bit of history. In the year 2000, a tornado tore through downtown Fort Worth and caused severe damage to this building, which was at the time the Bank One Tower. It was scheduled for implosion a year later, but the demolition was called off and the building was later refurbished into lofts and condos.

Here's Gabriel in front of a mural celebrating Fort Worth's western heritage.

And here are Marcus and Gabriel waiting for the concert to begin.
We didn't have long to wait...soon Terrance Simien and his zydeco band came onstage.

We had a good time. I'm not sure the boys particularly liked the zydeco, but they seemed to enjoy the festive atmosphere. And we ran into two old friends of Marcus'...two young women who were classmates of Marcus and Jesse way back in their early childhood class when they were 3 years old! I was the girls' therapist when they were in elementary, so I knew them well and also knew their parents pretty well. Their parents were with them tonight, so it was quite a happy reunion. After the concert we ate at Billy Miner's Saloon and then walked around the festival a bit. It was a fabulous spring evening and a wonderful night to stroll around downtown.

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Thom said...

I love Zydeco music, so I would have gladly come along! I also love outdoor festivals and I am fortunate to live in an area where there are plenty. Sounds like a wonderful evening!

Marty said...

Hi Galen,

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. It's nice to meet a fellow native Texan. I'm in Houston. I've got a lot of family in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. How did you find me?

You've got a nice blog btw. Very interesting. Glad to make your acquaintance.

Marty said...

Oh..and thanks for the linking to my blog. I'll link to yours as well.

Marty said...

I've been reading through your blog. It has touched me deeply.

Keep writing Galen.

My husband is deaf so I know something of those with disabilities. In fact, there are 8 deaf people in my family.

I've been through the spirital journey of doubt and unbelief as well.