Last night Russell and I and some of our kiddos went to support our Garen in his band's debut. The "Gallapaghost" ("Gallapagos" was taken). This little band consists of Donnie (writer of great songs) on vocals, guitar and mandolin. Ryan on guitar and mandolin, Garen on drums and some backup vocals, Mike on percussion instruments, Leanne did a great job harmonizing with her brother Donnie on vocals. We listened to 3 groups total, and enjoyed to some degree those who performed before, but.....I must say they saved the best for last. Donnie has a way with words that create a visual, and they were very good at letting those lyrics be heard along with the music, which the others were not so advanced in said technique.
The guys had practiced a few times at my house, so I was familiar with the songs, and really enjoyed it in the venue there at the Depot. Great building in Riverside, and pleasantly surprised at just how much we all enjoyed the talents of our young people. We were not the only parents there to cheer on our son, that was great to see as well.
The kids had a great support, and friends turned out in numbers and most were there to support Gallapaghost. It was fun to see them all come together and come from all over So. Cal. for their friends. These are our friends Amber, Jill and Kelly...and so many more!Way to go kids. Good times!