The people at New Braunfels Parks and Rec really do a great job with their Independence Day celebration. First of all, the concert is organized by Evan Partee pronounced [par-tay]. And does she know how to partay!!! With a name like that any celebration is guaranteed a success. Especially if you call the coolest band in San Antonio (that would be us, Groove City) to be your entertainment!! www.groovecityband.com.
The day was beautiful (and HOT). Just about when we were going to go on it started to sprinkle, but then it stopped. That was just to keep us on our toes! Did I tell you it was HOT? People had gathered around the stage looking for prime real estate where they could enjoy the concert and then have a great view of the fireworks over the lake.
Paul Croteau, the baddest sax player we've ever known
The band started at 7pm with the tried and true favorite: Celebration, and out come the party people right away. We played 80s, Motown, Oldies, Country... we threw everything at 'em. Boot Scootin' Boogie always draws a crowd of expert line dancers "all out making it shake" moving mostly in the same direction (your other left!).
Heel, toe, do-si-do...
Of course, even in the land of Wurstfest, we are still in South Texas. People of every color (this is such a cool country) were shaking their hips to cumbias by Selena, and hot Shakira songs, La Camisa Negra by Juanes. And you can't forget the all-time favorite, Elvis Crespo's 'Suavemente'.
Jerry, belting out Springstein
4th of July has to have some hard rockin' tunes, especially Bruce Springstein. The crowd was singing and rockin' to 'Born In The USA', and the Stones' 'Satisfaction'. To cap it off, right before 9pm we ended the concert with 'America The Beautiful'...... the lights went out........ and the fireworks were amazing. Truly my favorite 4th of July yet.
Thanks to all of you who came out to hear us.