Bite of Bend
We enjoyed the Bite of Bend today. We watched The Bijou Project's bellydance performance, which was outstanding. Flickr pics: Bijou Project pics and we enjoyed Jenna Lindbo's guitar and singing. Flickr pics: Jenna Lindbo pics. What a voice she has!
Speaking of pics, would it be so hard for festival producers to attend to stage design a little more? It's so hard to take photos of performers when they're shaded by a canopy with bright backlighting. How about putting up a dark backdrop? And having stage lights? And not putting humungurous monitor speakers in front of the performers? And maybe placards or banners for each performer? Marketing, anyone?
Did I mentioned it rained? In June? Fun, fun, fun.
We didn't see Bend Oregon Restaurant anywhere. Where ya at, BOR? There were several restaurants in attendance, including Kebaba, Longboard Louie's, Hurricanes, Taste of Thailand, American Red and Bend Fish Company. The Speedshop Deli had servers with platters wandering around handing out free mini-sandwiches. Smart! I had the tri-tip from Country Catering, which was outstanding as usual. I love tri-tip barbecued right there. Connie had a crab quesadilla from Longboard Louie's.
We never watch the iron chef competitions. Half the fun of iron chef is watching them cook. We didn't see any way to watch the prep process. How about some videocameras and large overhead monitors? Or make the stage at ground level and have bleachers for the audience?
We ran into lots of friends. Shannon's family, Chubby Mommy, Miz Information, Joe Kat, Shireen Amini, and some belly dancer friends. Plus my new boss and his wife. Remember, folks, you never know who's gonna be watching.
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