Friday, August 24, 2007

Rock The Square

Rockin the SquareAfter work today I drove downtown, met Dianne at her office, and then we walked over to Fountain Square in the heart of downtown Cincinnati to check out the Rock the Square event. It's a concert series held every Friday to showcase local bands and bring folks to the square. The photo at the right shows the group Bad Veins performing on stage with the Carew Tower in the background across the street. There's a nice article about the concert series in the Enquirer.

I told Dianne about the event earlier in the week after reading about it on the Roller Derby Diva's blog. Dianne's been so stressed this week, it kinda went in one ear and out the other. She was very surprised when we arrived and she saw several of the Cincinnati Rollergirls there to generate a buzz for their upcoming bouts. We got to chat with them a bit and the group was kind enough to pose for a photo. In the front are Sadistic Sadie and Sk8 Crime and standing behind are Nik Jagger, The Librarian, Skates with Fists, Gummi Lov, and Miss Print. Good luck on the Double Dip of Pain bouts tomorrow night at the Gardens!

Cincinnati Rollergirls at Fountain Square

We got to hear two of the bands. We listened to a bit of Bad Veins and then walked over to the Cadillac Ranch for dinner (don't get your hopes up if you click on the link for the Ranch). That place was hopping! Couldn't talk Dianne into riding the bull though -- that would have made for a good photo. After dinner, we went back to the square for a bit and listened to the Lions Rampant. Both of the groups were good -- I liked Bad Veins better. Good songs and the creative clipping or modulation of the lead singer's vocals gave them a distinctive sound.

The crowd was much smaller than I expected! I guess the heat kept folks away. While I was driving downtown to meet Dianne, my car thermometer read 102! Yikes! It was hot, but there was a nice breeze and it wasn't too bad in the shade.

1 comment:

~Carla~ said...

you make me laugh - It's amazing the amount of popularity the girls have gained since starting last year!!! Wonder if your coverage has anything to do with it? :) hmmmm??

Hope you're feeling better!