Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...
Because I didn't think The Little Monster was quite ready to see some of the more intense stuff in "Jaws" I went to this show alone. The program starts at 5:00 with the first musical act. Iza Jane was the opener for this show. Unfortunately I wasn't able to arrive until around 8:00 and missed Iza Jane altogether. By the time I got to the Common the second band, Heavy Horses, was already halfway through their set. And what a great set it was (at least if you like covers of mostly 1970s rock and roll--as I most certainly do). I'm not sure what I missed during the first half of the gig, but I did hear familiar songs from the likes of Foghat, Heart, Kansas, Bad Company, Styx, Jefferson Starship and the J. Geils Band. It was a rockin' set of oldies but goodies!
|Turtle Boy welcomed me to the Common|
|A cloudy sky threatened, but didn't affect, the evening|
|Heavy Horses perform|
|The crowd slowly builds as showtime approaches|
|Another view of the Common from the Soldiers and Sailors monument|
|Worcester. You gotta love it.|
|Worcester Film Works' table (and popcorn machine)|
|Sweet Sister's ice cream truck|
|The Theatre Cafe's table|
|That's Entertainment's table|
|Some free stuff, and my package of Japanese grape candy|
I should probably mention here that I'm a geek (in case anyone didn't already realize that). For this show I just HAD to bring along my November 1979 issue of TV Guide from the week that ABC had the network television premiere of "Jaws". It made for some excellent pre-movie reading!
Appropriately enough, Finz, the Worcester Sharks hockey team's mascot made an appearance and handed out freeze pops before "Jaws" started. Unfortunately, this would have been one of the highlights for The Little Monster. She missed his appearance last year too.
|Finz hands out some chilly treats to the crowd|
Finally it was 9:00. The sky darkened and it was time for the movie to start. I munched on my popcorn from Worcester Film Works as John Williams' famous theme played over the opening credits of "Jaws".
|The skies darken|
|The popcorn's ready|
|The crowd swelled as darkness fell and movie time approached|
|Can't you just hear the music?|
|Roy Schieder feeds some chum to the big fella|
|All good things (and movies) must end|
|A happy crowd files out of the Worcester Common|