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Getting your groove on at Fremont Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on July 6, 2011

young dancers at Fremont Park in Menlo Park

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.

Typically it’s the youngsters in the audience who jump on the dance floor first, and tonight was no exception. But by the end of the evening their parents (and grandparents) had joined them.

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

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Barb Slaton July 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Linda,
So happy you could join us tonight! Everyone was so happy to see you.

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Jym Clendenin July 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

As always, this Wed nite concert drew out an enthusiastic crowd to Fremont Park. In addition, this group is really good–Judy and I bought their CD so we can continue to we can continue to enjoy.

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