So I did make it out to the ocean front for the BNL concert, which was a part of the American Music Festival. I probably should have stayed home. I was able to find a parking lot with spaces left, and spent my cash for that. The metered street spots had machines that weren't accepting any cards for payment for some reason, and I don't normally carry around $5 in quarters on me (it was either coin or card for payment), so I had to use my cash elsewhere.
I got there just after the gates opened at 12:30 for the general admission seating. I was about 20 feet from the stage. It was a good spot. According to my ticket and everything I saw online (because I double checked it for accuracy), Smash Mouth was to take the stage at 1:30 and then BNL at 2:30.
Guess what...the schedule lied. Some band from Sydney, Australia called Longreef started playing at 1:30 for an hour. When they ended and the guys started breaking down the stage for Smash Mouth, I just decided to leave. I just couldn't care to stay. Hell, I haven't even bought BNL's new CD. The only bad things about Longreef is the guys seemed to look more like musician "characters" like out of Guitar Hero or something, and the fact that after every third song, the leader singer announced, "Thank you, Virginia Beach, we are Longreef from Sydney, Australia!"
Granted, Longreef was good, but I didn't come to see them, and I was starting to get a headache and get thirsty, so I decided to just bail.
|Wood pallet flag. Kind of rustic, but the stenciled starts look a little too oddly perfect compared to the flaking red and white paint. This might look right at home up on the side of a barn somewhere in the country.|
|Winged bulldog with a thyroid condition? This statue was among the Asian-themed yard statues outside.|
|"Recycled mailbox for $75." Ummmm, no. Not with untreated wood, thank you,|
|I thought these statues were just lovely. There was a fifth one on the right end but she was completely busted across her midsection. Laying in the pine needles like that, they reminded me of lost and forgotten Lady Liberties.|
|$450 for an oak dresser, painted with the Union Jack. Absolutely love this!|
|No price tag on this, but if it were refinished, wouldn't it make a fabulous little cabinet for a potting bench and supplies in a yard somewhere? It comes with the door and hinge. There's even a light fixture in the ceiling.|
|Iron, shelf sitting mermaid for $50. I'm thinking about going back for her today and breaking out the ole'credit card. I've been wanting a good looking mermaid for sometime now, even though I don't know where she'll sit.|
|Santa in a resin-filled wading pool for $35. I think I need to get him too.|
|$450 for this small (maybe 4' tall) metal dress form. I think she would look lovely in a garden, with ivy winding through her.|
|For some reason, this portrait really struck me. $1250 for it, painted by V. Sigmond. This portrait is huge. It has to be almost 5' tall. I checked online for V. Sigmond, but I couldn't find anything about him/her.|