Jill and I were out and about on a 15km bike ride yesterday and briefly checked out the tenth annual Blues 'n Roots music festival at Fremantle Park. We could hear the loud music from our house some 4km away. Using our local knowledge to peek over the fence mid-afternoon we could tell there were two stages operating; one in the open air and the other inside a very large circus tent with an Aboriginal flag perched on top. Plus we could see there were plenty of essential ingredients for the loud music fans to enjoy: Bars, Red Rooster chicken and souvenir merchandise. The weather was perfect, and there were constant streams of excited people arriving at the main entrance from all directions.
Jill and Fremantle's Blues 'n Roots music festival
From our house last night we could hear one of our favourite singers Chris Isaak having his turn at Fremantle Park while we watched on TV the Fremantle Dockers defeat the West Coast Eagles in the first real football game of the winter season at Subiaco's 'House of Pain.' A perfect way to spend a Saturday evening.
The Blues 'n Roots action continues again today from about 11am. A couple of our neighbours are looking forward to hearing Santana and Paul Simon from inside the mosh pit tonight. Day tickets for adults cost $159, but if you want to be considered a VIP you can pay $350. Remember to take some ear plugs.
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