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Queensryche at Bergen PAC 4/17/2014

QUEENSRYCHE! When your favorite band comes to town, take the time to go see them. In my particular case, try and get a photo pass. The show was introduced by Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show) and quickly turned into one of the best concerts I have seen by any band. All of the band’s 30 years of music were represented. My first time hearing “Warning” performed live and for many of the fans they hadn’t heard that song since the mid-1980s.

There is no way to properly describe the chemistry onstage, but everyone is playing to the best of their ability and having a good time. You can tell they’re all appreciative of the rebirth of the band and the renewed interest. Last year the same venue had about half the attendance of this show. This year it was packed to the roof. Word of mouth has been extremely powerful. The new album didn’t hurt either considering it’s the best thing they’ve done in ages. Check that out if you haven’t already.

This music translates to the fans and back to the stage. Fists were pumping and the crowd was firing back the choruses. Everything played to perfection. Go see them. You will be blown away!

Queensryche LIVE at Bergen PAC 4/17/2014

Raritan River Festival 2013 in New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Brunswick Today asked me to attend the Raritan River Festival in Boyd Park and it was the perfect day for it. I have never seen so many people in the park and river at once. Food and crafts vendors, live music, ginormous ducks and even a stilt walker attended. The Beez Foundation had a large egg decorated for the rubber duck race. The artwork for the egg was done by Leon Rainbow. Back story on The Beez Foundation:

“The Beez Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization which raises money and public awareness to cure brain cancer thru research, public awareness and related support activities for pediatric cancer treatment. The Beez Foundation has to-date donated $250,000.00 to various organizations like Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Duke University, Ronald McDonald House and many other research and patient-service facilities.”

All of the ducks purchased were loaded into the large egg, picked up by a crane and dropped into the Raritan River.

Raritan River Festival 2013 at Boyd Park in New Brunswick, NJ