Van the Man

Trip Start Jun 02, 2010
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Trip End Oct 15, 2010


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Gorge has camping and when I purchased the Van Morrison tickets I also bought two nights of camping. The camping gates opened at noon on friday and we arrived at 11.30, but were let in anyway. We were the first to arrive, and after spending a considerable amount of time debating where we should position the rig we finally agreed and settled in for the next few days. We were expecting the camp to get crowded as people arrived and as we were first we wanted the best spot, we had to consider how flat the ground was, where the walking paths would be , didnt want to be too close to the toilets etc and finally we didnt want to be sitting in the afternoon sun. 

The camp started to fill up on saturday and there were even more people on sunday, and yes we were very happy with our choice.

On Saturday Brent went for a walk and met some very nice kids, who invited us for some beer drinking games. Sure, Jo said, why not... so we proceeded to have a great time . Chris and Brooke were the same age as our girls and we enjoyed their company. 

At 5.45 pm on sunday we locked up the RV and walked the mile or so to the Gorge, the setting is amazing as the adjacent Columbia River has cut a canyon thru the countryside, there is room for about 20000 people but this concert had just a little more than 5000.  We bought the Tee shirt, and walked down the hill to our seats, 16 rows from the front!!
The concert didnt disappoint and Van played for 90 minutes. He walked onto the stage , started his gig then 90 minutes later he finished with "Gloria" and slowly wandered back stage, there was it no encore but the music was unbelievable. and his band were incredible.
Brent was very happy. 
That evening after the concert our young friends Chris and Brooke came for dinner again and announced that Chris had proposed during the concert  and she had the ring to prove it.
 
 
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