Pictures From The Poorly Run 2017 Knox Outdoor Music Festival

This was one event that I wished would have been better than the actual outcome.  If anyone is planning an outdoor event of any kind from May to September, you know that every day there is that chance of rain and thunderstorms.  The festival got started but quickly had to stop due to strong thunderstorms.  And their social media sites was very slow, over two hours long, to get the word out to what would happen with the event.  In fact, I had to send out information myself.

The event was moved indoors to Classic Too which was across the street from Classic on Noble.  And yes, there was plenty of confusion.  For about 10 minutes, I was running around because the people in the yellow shirts were telling me the venue was for “VIP” only.  Yes, I was almost not allowed to stay at the event, along with other people.  It took too long for the festival staff to tell the security people to let anyone with an wristband in.

And let’s admit it, Classic Too is not an great classic venue.  I give props to The Dexateens and St. Paul & The Broken Bones for performing in what was a corner in a small room.  I also give props to the photographer the festival hired and the lady from the Anniston Star for getting some good photos.  As for me, I got some photos but people were pushing their way closer and blocking my shots with their smartphones.

I mean, this is a popular blog with over one million views now, but people had no clue what “Geek Alabama” was and were pushing me back and back some more before I finally gave up.  That small room was super hot and stuffy and I went outside where it was raining which was also much cooler!  I also chatted with some security people in those yellow shirts about how the festival was not being run like it should.

So, next year I hope the Knox Concert people will learn from this and have a PLAN B!  Classic Too is not where concerts with big names should be held.  If the weather goes bad again I can think of other facilities like the Anniston City Meeting Center, community centers, or even the Anniston High School where the Knox Concert Series events happen.  I guess this is an learning experience for the Knox folks on how to run an outdoor event the right way.

Anyways, here are the few photos I took indoors.  I hope the 2018 version of the Knox Outdoor Music Festival is better run.  Learn more at: 

You can also find photos on the Geek Alabama Facebook page, Google Photos, and on Flickr too!

Videos can be found on the Nathan Young (Geek Alabama) YouTube channel and most videos can be found on the Geek Alabama Facebook page too!


Music Thursdays: David Bowie Blackstar / Lazarus

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Yeah, it’s been a sad week since David Bowie passed away.  To honor what he has done, I wanted to post his two latest videos!  The music videos are for the songs “BlackStar” and “Lazarus.”  Enjoy the videos below!

Music Thursdays: SNL’s A Thanksgiving Miracle

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So Thanksgiving was yesterday, and how many families and friends did this at the dinner table, talk about controversial things and get everyone angry?  Saturday Night Live did a sketch like this, and only one artist can save the family from splitting apart at the dinner table, Adele!  Yep, watch as a family sitting down for dinner comes back together while singing to Adele’s music, enjoy!

Music Thursdays: Adam Sandler Updated The Hanukkah Song

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On this Music Thursdays, on a Friday, let’s talk about a popular Thanksgiving song.  Everybody remembers “The Hanukkah Song” by Adam Sandler!  The song was written in 1994 and after 20 years, it needed an update.  So enjoy the older version below.

Below are the new lyrics to the classic song.  Get to remember it!

Put on your yarmulke, here comes Chanukah It’s so much fun-akkah to celebrate Chanukah

Chanukkah is the Festival of Lights, Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.

When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree, Here’s the fourth list of people who are Jewish, just like Jesus, Olaf, Punky Brewster, Judd Apatow, Scott Rudin, and me!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt enjoys eating kugel So does Stan Lee, Jake Gyllenhaal, and the two guys who founded Google Adam Levine wears a Jewish star So does Drake and Seth Rogen Goldberg has a gold yarmulke to match the belt he wore from Hulk Hogan

We got Scarlett Johansson, talk about a cultured crush And if you need a hotter voice to turn you on, how about getting it from Lost? We may not have a cartoon of a reindeer that can talk But we also don’t have polio, thanks to Dr. Jonas Salk

Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for Chanukah Harry Potter and his magic wandi-kah, celebrate Chanukah

Jared from Subway: F***, a Jew But guess who’s Jewish and can fix him? Loveline’s Dr. Drew Princess Leia cuts the halva with Elsa from Frozen David Beckham is the king of soccer studs and also a quarter chosen Ron Jeremy is fully Jewish and so is his foot-long buddy Shia LaBeouf is half a Jew but 100 percent nutty It’s who but Santa Claus who makes Christmas so merry But we get two jolly fat guys: ice cream’s Ben & Jerry’s

Come on all to Chanukah, get up and celebrate Chanukah Don’t mess with us, oh Chanukah, let’s all get along for Chanukah So drink your Jaegerbomb-ikkah and smoke your medical-marijuan-ikkah If you really, really wanna-kah, have a happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah

Music Thursdays: Rosanna Pansino – Perfect Together Lyric Video

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This week on Music Thursdays, how about something quick?  The YouTube channel  Rosanna Pansino has put out a lyric video to her song called “Perfect Together.”  Yep, a lot of food related terms went into the lyrics of this song, enjoy!