Sorry about the fuzz - they were playing in the lobby, I was on the 4th floor ... this is "Ray Skjelbred's Cubs," a new band with the cream of the crop.
These photos show maybe 1/3 of the people involved in the parade. It wasn't possible to get them all in frame. There are some photos of individual musicians, also, that may be posted another time. We got here late and are leaving early, so we weren't able to hear all of the bands.
George Probert was to be a special guest with one set Thursday night with a band that he put together, and then sitting in with other bands through the weekend. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized last month and his doctors didn't want him to travel this far from home. We'll call him when we get home to see how he's doing.
As usual, we went to the "Shepherd's Inn" Basque restaurant for dinner last night and found the large center table almost filled with the High Sierra band members and their spouses and friends. They asked us to join them, and we had a wonderful family-style Basque dinner and lots of fun conversation.
Today we'll drive home, hopefully with a stop in Bakersfield at "Rosemary's Creamery" for some of the best ice cream in the universe.