“Party in the Park”

Party in the Park by Morningside Church!

This was a really nice event, not to mention a FREE event. Real free, not fake free, lol. Everything was actually free, even the food! There were a lot of people, lots of activities for kids, a great car show, great singing and a cool doggy that only drinks bottled water!

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 As soon as I walked towards the event I was drawn to the cars! Beautiful cars and some that were very “different”! One car was so small, I tried to imagine the size of the people who drove it. The tires were as thin as bicycle tires and the width made me think only two teens could comfortably sit in it.

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While thinking of the car owners, I lost focus because in the corner of my eyes I saw lots of people wearing green t-shirts walking on the stage. In there hands were signs that stated an issue each person faced. I was curious to find out what was going on so I walked towards the stage and started snapping photos. A song played in the background and soon after, everyone turned their sign over and on the cards were the words “In His hands”, “In God’s Hands”, “Restored”, etc. It was beautiful!

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I walked around for a bit more, snapped more pictures and did some chatting before it was time for me to leave for another event! To view the rest of the photos, click here!

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Karaoke at Mickey Finns: July 24, 2011

As expected from the last time I saw Bryce and Sharlene (which was the first time I met them), Karaoke was a lot of fun. Either St Lucie county has the most talented bunch of people, just waiting to show off their singing skills, or there’s something about these two that make nearly everyone in the place want to get on stage.

Since this was my first opportunity to witness Karaoke at Mickey Finns, I decided not to rush. I went around 10pm, not sure if there would be any singers, but I was pleasantly surprised when I heard live singing even before I opened the restaurant door. I walked in and looked at the stage, there I saw a woman singing Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time”. Soon after I found out her name, it was Carolyn. Could it be? Carolyn S. from News Channel 5?

I had no time to be a groupie, lol. I headed back to where I was sitting, so I could have a clear view of the singers. Everyone was great…impressive even. Voices so good, it hid the crazy lyrics of some songs. Voices so good, people were moved to dance. Voices so damn good I wish I had a record label so I could make money off of them! LOL

With Dynamic Entertainment with DJ Bryce and this city, you never know what to expect. Singing wasn’t just singing for some. It was a full on talent show! We had a lady singing Shakira and working her hips, then a guy who sang and danced to Usher…serious moves! The evening ended for me soon after the Cha Cha Slide, gotta love it! 🙂 My eyes were heavy so I was ready to head home, but the fun was set to last til 1:30am.

Another great time for SupportStLucieCounty.com!!!

Photos from this event can be viewed here!

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CoverUp Band at Shindigs Irish Pub in Port St Lucie

Last night was sooooo muchhhhh funnnnnn!

From the time I got out of my car and walked over to Shindigs Irish Pub, I came across some really cool folks. I didn’t hear the band playing, so I approached a few people sitting near the entrance of the pub and I asked the young lady where I can find the band. She pointed to a group of guys standing near parked cars. The red skinny jeans should’ve been my clue, lol. Just my luck, they were on break! 🙂 I walked over to them and asked for a picture. There were only three of the four members outside and they were kind enough to pose for my camera. Even kinder (I know it’s not a word, but you get what I’m trying to say!) enough to find and bring the fourth member outside so my picture of the band would be complete! This band’s attitude was so amusing and warm. (A huge difference from someone mentioned in an earlier Blog, lol.)

It was back to business for the guys again! They were GREAT! I was so impressed during each guy’s solo part, and the lead singing, that I almost couldn’t contain myself.  I was in work mode, so I couldn’t boogie like I wanted to, I had to resist the urge to dance. Plus, I didn’t have my group of girls by my side, so embarrassing myself was not an option. I did get to live through the audience and experience their pleasure. There were two in the front whose butts never touched their seats, they danced the whole night. There were a lot of kissing couples and this group had fans of all ages, enjoying the atmosphere. They found a new fan in me too!

I went to a few venues earlier, but the crowds didn’t arrive at them yet. I planned on returning to them after about an hour after snapping pictures at Shindigs, but after being there for a while, I didn’t want to leave. With a little over 40 photos, I was ready to head home and just end my night with this pleasant experience. Great job CoverUp Band, and thanks for a great time at Shindigs!

P.S. Happy 3rd Anniversary Shindigs!

With love,

Ronda

SupportStLucieCounty.com

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Karaoke at the Jetty!!!

Jetty Lounge

I’ve always loved Karaoke. The idea of someone with no voice training, climbing on stage to sing in front of friends and strangers puts a smile on my face thinking about it. I just haven’t had the pleasure of seeing many people participate in person.

I’ve dreamt of the day when me and a couple of my good friends would visit a venue, and sing our hearts out. Cyndi Lauper’s, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” would be my choice. This remains a dream, because I don’t have the guts to do it, neither do any of my friends.

This Saturday my new bff and I had the pleasure of stopping by the Jetty Lounge. We stood out like two flies in milk, as a gentleman there simply pointed out, lol…but I didn’t care. I wanted to hear some singing and snap photos of the brave ones, to post on my website. I walked to the front to see if I could find the “Karaoke King” himself, Bryce. From Facebook posts I knew he loved Karaoke, and my friend and I wanted to see what the Karaoke craze was all about. I spotted him, waited until he finished getting the next performer ready and introduced myself. He was very nice……I heart nice people! I also met his better half. Such a great pair these two are!

The lounge was smokey, so I had to walk in and out a couple of times due to allergies, but that would be my only issue. The people we came in contact with were welcoming, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and open to singing. This felt more like an Open Mic Night showcase, than Karaoke because almost everyone had a really nice voice. The first group who sang B-52’s “Love Shack” sounded like the real thing. There was a tall beauty who sang a country song. Her voice was amazing and I was tempted to ask for her autograph, because she had star quality! The night was young, but we still had other venues to make quick stops at, but this was a great night so far. Can’t wait for my next visit to the Jetty!