It has been 3 decades considering that the Terrific South Bay Songs Competition played Shorefront Park in Patchogue and judging by the crowd on opening day Thursday, its return has been hugely anticipated.
“I experienced my tickets from yrs in the past and I have been holding onto them hoping they would appear back again,” claimed Chris Braut, 39, of Copiague. “This occasion is just brilliant! There’s practically nothing much better than observing bands accomplish live.”
The 14th yearly celebration, absent in 2020 and 2021 thanks to the pandemic, was blessed with distinct weather and smiles upon the faces of Very long Islanders who have been content to be back spreading out their blankets and location up their lawn chairs.
“This is a stunning working day at a gorgeous location,” declared David Zack, 61, of St. James, who arrived to see Bayside. “I remember one particular of the most effective demonstrates I have witnessed here was Using Again Sunday — in the rain, no less!”
Matt Shaw, 40, of Babylon was psyched to check out Manchester Orchestra and Grouplove with his spouse, Samantha, 36, but he remembers when his own band Two Cent Sam performed the competition.
“We opened up for Starship in 2015. It was superior time,” he recalls. “It’s wonderful to get back again to stay audio again.”
Just after a two-hour delayed opening of the festival thanks to technological challenges, Prolonged Island bands dominated the Clamshell Bandshell. The 1st notes arrived from Like Minded Criminals, who are generating a comeback. Immediately after receiving some awareness in 2017 for its debut, “Drowning in Bed,” the rock band returned to the phase with two new associates bassist Kevinn Rinn and direct guitarist Jeff Bloch.
“We are on the lookout to choose up from in which we remaining off and continue to keep on likely,” stated Rinn, 29, of Huntington Station.
The band’s new single, “So Significantly So Good,” in shape in with more mature tracks like “Burn up It Down” and lover favored, “20,000 Leagues Underneath the Sea.”
As the clock struck 6:35 p.m., The Montauk Undertaking brought its signature blend of classic and psychedelic rock to the Clamshell Bandshell. New songs “Undertow” and “Highball” even bought the crowd dancing on the lawn.
“A competition ambiance is an prospect for us to meet up with a new viewers that possibly hasn’t read of us,” reported direct singer-guitarist Mark Schiavoni, 35, of Sag Harbor, prior to having the phase. “We want people to get goose bumps on their forearms. To us, that’s achievement.”
Sean Killeen, 52, of Holtsville brought his girlfriend, Suzie, and his little ones, Liam, 13, and Jenna, 19, down to see his preferred band Manchester Orchestra and inspite of the time delay he was determined to wait camped out by the stage.
He said, “We are in this article right until the very last band goes off!”
The pageant carries on as a result of Sunday. For tickets and more info, take a look at: greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com.