Stooges Takes Audience Captive At Summer Concert

The crowd dances to the Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series promoter Russ Gordon dazzles the crowd. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

 

By ROWAN THOMAS LUMB
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Stooges took the audience captive Friday night at Ashley Pond Park.

An exciting, and jazzy show kept concert goers engaged and awake with booming tuba parts, shrilling mellophone, and a slew of solos from keyboard, percussion, guitar, and trombone.

Anyone with an affinity for brass was in for a treat, and anyone who likes to dance was far from disappointed. The songs were utterly electric and had a full bodied sound that kept the concert fresh and rejuvenating throughout the night. Dancing was infectious and the crowd in front of the stage only seemed to grow as the show went on.

Yet even amidst the high momentum dancing and loud brass heavy music, one knew a quieter and less physically demanding haven was only a few steps away on the grassy hill. It was somewhere to recover and maybe have a conversation without having to yell or gesture and where many chose to set up camp to enjoy the show comfortably. You might even spot a man dancing as he cradles his glowstick collared dog in his arms as you find a nice spot on the grass. And you may or may not wonder about that man and his animal.

Either way, the concert was a sight to behold, and a pleasure to participate in. Thank you, Russ Gordon and Friday’s concert sponsors Holiday Inn Express, LA Co-op Market and NM Consortium Night and all of the Gordon Concert Series sponsors for free live music. And specifically, thank you for bringing a talented young band such as The Stooges to Los Alamos.

Next Friday’s show features the band, Satisfaction: International Rolling Stones Show. The band is from Las Vegas, Nev. and you’ll know the music.

 

An audience member jumps on stage and jams on sax with the Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

The Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans performing Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

No one wants the show to end. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

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