For one reason and another, I have not made it to the Herkimer Downtown Chowdown this summer. I was moved to remedy the error when I heard the Posers were playing tonight. I had to at least stop down and listen to a few tunes.
The first thing I did when the music started was to take a picture of the band and post it on Facebook, inviting folks to come one down. I sat at one of the picnic tables with a couple of other fans and settled down to enjoy. I must say, Herkimer really has it going on for its food truck night. The picnic tables are handy, and the trees provide shade which I really appreciate.
Full disclosure: I did not get anything to eat. I was there for the music! I saw a table at which a lady was selling sunflowers of various sizes and colors. Of course I don’t know from flowers, so perhaps they were not actually sunflowers but some sort of cousin. This is the sort of thing I only could have gone over and asked, but, well, sorry, my bad.
I was soon tapping my foot and chair dancing (picnic table bench dancing?), but I had to get up and boogey down to “Stuck in the Middle With You” (is that the title or just the lyrics? No matter, if you know the song, you know what I mean). Yes, I was the only one dancing at the time. Hey, I don’t let it stop me in the supermarket, I am not going to let it stop me when it is one of my favorite bands playing! I also danced to a Tom Petty song, “Listen to Her Heart.” Announcing that one, the guy said, “We tend to play a lot of music by dead people, so in keeping with that vein, here’s one by Tom Petty.” I loves me some Tom Petty!
I did not stay as long as I would have liked to, but I am feeling rather tired. I was happy I got to hear what I did, though. I might return on future Mondays to hear other local musicians. I know I have already missed some good ones! Also, I would also like to purchase a couple of those flowers that look like sunflowers.
The Herkimer Downtown Chowdown runs through the end of September, Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m.in Meyers Park. You can check out their Facebook page to see who is playing.