August 27th we went to Albany's Art and Air Fair to see Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in concert. I love the venue, the grassy hillside surrounding the lake with the stage on an island across from the crowd. This venue allows people to picnic on the lawn with food, friends and alcohol. We usually have a pretty big group and this year was no exception.
Those of us in attendance were Candi and Joe, Kris, Randy and myself, Jim and Charlene Burke, Joye Fukuda and Sarah Buhler. Notably missing were the Valcenia's, Tom and Wendy. Hopefully they rectify that next year. Not many people missed the concert as an estimated 23-25K people were in attendance, the largest ever to see a concert in Albany. People reportedly came from California and Canada to JJ and the Blackhearts.
The food, friends and concert were all great. Including the wonderful fireworks display after the concert, the best we've seen in quiet a while.