Blast Friday Celebration in Clearwater, Florida

Bonding with this live owl. He was so tame and wasn’t startled at all when I held him.

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At the end of the evening, I stopped by a Dalhi Museum exhibit and was able to go thru a complementary virtual reality experience which was really cool.

Hey All,

One Friday evening I linked up with my Tampa Bay Adventurer Friends to enjoy an evening of fun at the monthly Blast Friday event in Clearwater, Florida. This is the first time I attended this monthly event.

There was a lot of live entertainment, street vendors and local restaurants and shops all open in the downtown area of Clearwater to enjoy. The main streets were closed off to vehicular traffic so as to provide for a safe festival atmosphere.

There were 2 bands that provided the main entertainment that evening.

The first one, “The Black Honkeys” voted the “Best of the Bay Local Soul/R&R/Funk act,” first hit the stage in 2001. This 8 piece band have won awards in multiple categories for 4 years running.

The second Grammy nominated band “Fastball” celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their platinum selling album “All the Pain Money Can Buy” which also included hit songs, “The Way”, “Fire Escape” and “Out of My Head.” This Austin-based band’s 1998 album reached platinum sales within 6 months of its release and stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for an entire year. In 1999,, “Fastball” received 2 Grammy Award nominations … one for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. They also received an MTV Award nomination for Best New Artist and five Austin Chronicle Awards: 1998’s Album of the Year Best Video, Best Single/EP, Band of the Year and 1995’s Best Pop Band.

After the event one of the TBA members who lives in the area had everyone over for an impromptu after “Blast” party.

Have a great week!

Gary

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