DREASLER: Junefest Preview
As I had mentioned in my previous blog, I had never been to a picnic or a festival in Quincy before. After going to the St. Francis Picnic, I found that I really did have a great time.
So, I have decided — my editors have decided — that I will get to cover the upcoming Junefest on Saturday, June 18, at St. Dominic’s Parish. Of course, I had to play it off as just another job, while discreetly acting somewhat taxed that I have yet another event to cover, hence 3 more hours of shooting, and 6 or more hours editing, while still subliminally using my work hour to scope out the event to see if I would like to come back later on my own time. Clever, right?
Needless to say, I am really excited to go to this year’s Junefest at St. Dominic’s Parish. The event starts at 5 p.m. The food tent will feature barbeque beef and roast beef sandwiches, home-made onion rings, beverages —and hopefully not just beer. As I mentioned in my last blog, I was saved by the margarita tent. So, if anyone from the Junefest committee is reading this, know I am coming, and if it’s strictly a beerfest, there will be a sugar-coated rant written about it later. Not really, but it’s a nice thought, right? But seriously, a mixed drink stand should probably be there. OK, the sarcasm will stop now.
Entertainment will begin with the Heinze Dance Academy at 5:30 p.m. and live music starts with Tim Hart from 6 to 8 p.m. and The Cheeseburgers from 8 p.m. until midnight. So whichever band I happen to catch, be ready for an interview, and if you want to get on my good side — so I will give you a good review — you can buy me a beer (of which I will not drink) and I will take part in a toast with you (of which I will pretend to sip), then casually throw the beer out in a dumpster as I leave the festival (I can’t drink on the job, sorry.) But either way, the kind gesture is appreciated.
There will also be games for children and adults, a bounce house for kids, basket raffle, silent auction and raffle drawings with cash prizes totaling $1900. Yes, that’s quite a chunk of change! So from the sounds of it, it looks like this will be quite an event for parents to bring their children, and the night owls of the city to have some fun. Let’s hope Rich Cain will give us the go ahead for the weekend though.
If you wonder what I’m doing at these events, because many people aren’t familiar with the video aspect of The Local Q, and when I show up and want to interview them, they seem a bit confused. So, here’s the low-down: Sometimes I decide to be on camera, sometimes I don’t— it all depends on if I have a crew with me to help shoot, a.k.a my shy friend. I interview a few attendees, and I do have to admit, I really enjoy getting to know the people I interview. Many of them aren’t even from Quincy, and it’s great to hear all the positive things they have to say about our town. For the most part, everyone is really open to the idea of being interviewed, so again, I thank everyone who caters to my requests for an interview, it’s really appreciated! After I interview the attendees, I interview the band members, and shoot some video of the event. Pretty easy, and not to mention, a lot of fun! You can view the videos I shoot at the bottom of each blog I write about an event.
I will be covering Junefest this weekend, and I could not be anymore excited. I am hoping to have a great time with some great interviews. So if you see me show up in a black t-shirt that says “The Local Q,” now you know what’s going on! See you at Junefest!
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