Unlike the soggy soil that greeted last week’s summer concert attendees — the result of Tuesday’s rain soaking — tonight’s weather was Menlo Park perfect, just hot enough for shirtsleeve picnicking but cool enough to leave the hand fans behind.
Music was proved by The Cocktail Monkeys, with lead vocalist Renée keeping the party going. According to the band’s website, Renée has sung gospel music as much, if not more, than rock ‘n roll/R&B. That’s not surprising for a kid who started her career at five, touring the East Coast singing at church camp meetings with her parents. Tonight she shed her choir robe for a dress in the go-go tradition.
Photos by Laura Hamilton