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A HUGE turnout at Hiawatha for the first concert!

July 30, 2010

People arrived pushing strollers, pulling wagons, and on bikes to see the first concert in the park featuring the StarlingsSummer Concerts at Hiawatha debuted its 2010 season to a neighborhood crowd of more than 400, estimates Al Mason, a long time attendant at Hiawatha Community Center, “and this is only gonna get bigger,” he says.  At one point, there were 65 little one’s dancing up a storm in front of the stage while parents and neighbors watched and listened to the sweet, folksy sound of the Starlings.

PCC’s ‘kid’s picks’ truck was handing out tasty samples and Gini and Jayme Johnson from Prudential Northwest were on hand to show to their support.  Other sponsors present were Manuela from Cometa Playschool, Fresh Bistro, Tracy and Patrick from West Seattle Blog and of course Dave Weitzel and the rest of crew from the Admiral Neighborhood Association.  Thanks again to our sponsors for helping to create a fantastic concert series!

It was a gorgeous Seattle evening.  Blankets were spread out surrounded by picnic dinners, take out boxes and lots of friends.  There was swaying and rockin’, clapping hands, a little conversation, giggles and laughter — I think everyone had fun!  Thanks for coming and can’t wait to see you next Thursday for Back Burner – and don’t forget your donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.

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  1. Vincent Della Pella permalink
    July 30, 2010 7:16 pm

    We really enjoyed the show last night. The lineup this year looks to be even better than last year.

    I have two suggestions to improve seating opportunities. First, have the parks dept. set the stage 30 feet to the south. Second, have the PCC R/V park along the north edge of the shot put area and orient the long side of the vehicle in an east – west direction. As you may have noticed, most people we seated to the left (south) of the stage. I think my two suggestions would let more people experience a center stage seating for a better visual and auditory experience. You might even encourage more people to come.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    -Vincent

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