Today was the first time I have ever attended the Goombay Festival in Pensacola. Thanks to the suggestion of one of my blog followers, Tony Miller, I decided to check it out after I came back from the Scratch Ankle Festival in Milton this morning.
This weekend is actually the 3rd Annual Goombay Festival. It has become the second largest gathering of steel drums in the United States. The festival location is at W. Belmont Street and N. De Villiers Street.
When I arrived, the Foley High School Steel Drum band was playing and these kids were hot, hot, HOT! I loved them! It would be great to hear them perform for us at Bands on the Beach.
This looks like so much fun, doesn't it? Somebody want to hold my camera?
This fellow was quite a performer and had lots of personality. I'm not sure what the instrument is, but it's sort of like a xylophone of gourds.
Hey there again, Leigh Ann! Leigh Ann (in the brown sundress) came up to say hello shortly after I arrived at the festival and I was really surprised that she knew who I was since we've never met. Turns out she's been a blog follower for quite a while and said my hat and camera were the giveaway! Girl, you get the 'Nancy Drew' award!
Oh...my...gosh, is this little princess a cutie or what! She loves to dance and was really enjoying the music.
What a face! I'm sure we could come up with a caption and market this photo. Isn't she a hoot? This is what happens when baby can't get down and dance. And as we all know, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner."
I had so much fun today that I'm skipping the Flora-Bama event tomorrow as planned and coming back to Goombay with a beach chair. So if you see a lady with a sunhat and a camera, grooving to the music of those fabulous steel drums...it's probably me.