Saturday, July 11, 2015
Sketches of Folk Musicians from Alan Friend Band
This afternoon Forest Hills Public Library presented a free concert of folk music, performed by a band named Alan Friend which is based in Brooklyn NY (www.alanfriendmusic.com). The music was beautiful, mainly old-time bluegrass or Appalachian traditional songs. Most of the audience were elderly people. Unfortunately, the library A/C unit broke down. In addition to that, some old wacky people behaved like children, who either could not stop talking loudly or fought over vacant seats which some insisted were saved for their friends. I am not sure if it had anything to do with the temperature in the room. Looking at those people, I realized aging without a clear mind was a terrible thing.