Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Atwoodfest 2016!

Atwoodfest, a neighborhood festival on this near east side of Madison, happened this past weekend.  Bands, beers, vendors, beers and friends, all day each day.  Well that would be a bit much, but we did manage to spend a few hours down there both Saturday and Sunday.  The weather was beautiful, temperatures in the low 80's and the sun made it quite warm, however not as hot as last year.

After Mike's visit on Saturday (see last post), we walked down to the festival.  It's just a great atmosphere - and it seems to be getting bigger every year.  We tried some food, though not as much as years past, and bought frivolous festival wares.  We saw some friends and coworkers on our walks up and down the street.  This Atwood Avenue area is only about a 15-20 minute walk from our house, depending on your gait, but then you are on your feet the whole time unless you are lucky enough to come across a rare chair, ledge or curb..  My legs and feet held up well this year, but it did take a toll on my back.  Thus I have the extra time to write this now.

Some more pictures after the break!

VO5 was interesting.  They have a large following that is just a bit older than me that grew up in the rather unfortunate Disco era.
Jane Lee Hooker was very good.  I would have liked to watch them more.  Bluesy Rock.

The Jimmy's also have a large, loyal, and local following.
My two lovely escorts for Saturday, Atwoodfest.


delcatto said...

That looks good, great way to get locals to mix and have a good time.

Scoakat said...

Yes, it is. More and more each year!