The skies let loose with a billion tons of rain on Sunday, so Girls Don’t Cry didn’t get to play at the 25th Annual Quick Check New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. Major suck, that. Don’t get discouraged, Girls! You’ll have another huge venue soon!
Below are photos from their free appearance at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park on July 25.
Entering the main park area, I immediately come up two of the Girls…
…Caitlin Gray and Rachael Cornick!
The Girls got there well before me and had already started their setup.
Surprise! It’s Hannah Fairlight!
The wee accordion Hannah plays during the Girls’ cover of Add It Up.
Some of the tools of the music trade.
The sacred percussion domain of Liz Kelly.
Hannah shading her Chromatic Tuner with her father’s boots!
Nest of wires: a surge suppressor plugged into another surge suppressor!
Liz giving me her special Go Away look!
Caitlin finds something exciting in the neighborhood paper…
… an article about Girls Don’t Cry appearing that very night!
I have plied the Girls with large apples to
distract them soothe them into being photographed!
A peek at the keyboards that Rachael uses!
The Girls relax before finishing their setup.
Then it’s back to work for final prep.
The sun shines on the Girls in more way than one!
A butterfly has landed on her hat!
Liz is caught with her boots off!
Yes, this is how she works the drums! Stocking feet!
The poster for the weekly Park event.
The listing for the Girls.
The sound board that’s used to balance voices and instruments.
Rachael: “Let’s get this party started — oops, that’s Pink! We don’t do Pink!”
And the Girls are Go! Go! Go!
Rachael and Hannah are Go!
Liz, Sora and Caitlin are Go!
Liz pounding those drums!
The Girls in full musical force!
Liz and Rachael.
Hannah and Caitlin (Sora hiding in between!)
A happy, singing Rachael!
Hannah and Caitlin singing it out!
Liz caught singing and drumming!
Aow! Rachael gets into the groove!
So does Liz!
Hannah and Caitlin too! It’s a Girls Groove-a-Thon!!
Sora shredding the guitar as Caitlin does vocals and bass!
Sora busting a groove move!
Sora singing Cobain.
Liz on her drums!
Three Girls on three guitars! Electric-string angels from heaven!
And that’s a wrap! Too soon!
Sora is still happy!
Hannah gives a T-shirt demonstration.
The aftermath. Too soon!
And Hannah’s drenched back says it all: The Girls play hard!
I had hoped to get real close photos at this event, especially since it’d be daylight and I wouldn’t risk blinding any of the the Girls with a flash. But… one of the Girls had a camera set up next to the sound board and it covered the entire front of the stage. I didn’t want to ruin the video, so I stayed well out of its range. As it turned out, I had to stand further away from them than at any of their indoor events! Ah well.
Previously in this blog:
Girls Don’t Cry category