Leeland – Last Blast of Summer 2011

I have to apologize right from the start here. There are a lot of photos Images are now archived. Please contact 316Press for access and special requests.  I must admit that Leeland is my favorite band and so I couldn’t help myself. Leeland was the headlining act for Frontline Ministries’ Last Blast of Summer at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton, Pa. on Sept 4th. The day started off beautifully with nice sunshine but there was one thing on the back of everyone’s mind. When is the rain going to hit? Being an outdoor event rain certainly was a concern. The forecasters were calling for the rain to start just after noon time but the rain held off long enough for the 321 Improv guys and Jimmy Needham to perform under the sun. Then shortly after 5pm and 2 hours before Leeland was to hit the stage the skies let loose. The rain came down hard and equipment was wet and puddles were forming on the stage. It was looking like it was going to be cancellation. Then we got word that there was a break in the storm to come around 7pm that they hoped would last long enough for Leeland to play a few songs. 7 o’clock came and the prep started and the band rushed to the stage and did a quick sound check and they started their set. They were only supposed to get about half an hour time but whether you want to call it divine intervention or not that storm system split in half and went right around the park and held off for Leeland to perform for and hour and a half. Right after their final song and not  minutes after leaving the stage the rain just poured down again and didn’t stop for 3 days. I kid you not. What an amazing performance and the crowd who stuck it out through the uncertainty surely will remember this day for a very long time.

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