Friday, September 23, 2016
Happy Friday, homies! Let's go back in time - not to 1957, but to somewhere in the midwest, in the early 20th century. It was a simpler time, when a ride in a horseless carriage was an exciting event.
I love this first colorful photo of the Disneyland Band, gathered 'round the flagpole for an afternoon performance. It's the 100 year-old version of a Beatles concert, only with less shrieking and fainting from the audience (less shrieking, but still some).
I love the vermillion jackets on the musicians, they really "pop". Vesey Walker isn't leading the band this day; nobody could wave a baton like he could. Looks like the little girl to our left is frolicking around that tree - she has no appreciation for the music of John Philip Sousa.
We get more great color in this second photo; the Chemical Wagon is making its way up to the Plaza - it's interesting to me that the two passengers are standing. It must have been a very smooth ride. To our left is the sign for International Street, while a doorway leading backstage is open.
The man on the back of the Chemical Wagon is lost in contemplation. Last night he dreamt that a robot of Abraham Lincoln was performing in the Opera House - what a crazy idea! No more Welsh rarebit before bed.