May 19, 2012
paninigirl

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A Blast From The Past

On a Sunday afternoon I wandered into Piazza Maggiore (Bologna’s main square) when I came upon this colorful van parked alongside a large stage that had been erected since I walked through there earlier in the day.

There weren’t many people hanging out in front of the stage and I decided that since I wasn’t in a hurry to go anywhere I would stay for a while, hoping to figure out what this was all about.

The guys in the band looked like old hippies and they seemed to be fooling around, rather than getting ready for a concert. I had hoped that they would start playing, but while I was there it seemed to be more of a sound check than anything. I’m still not sure what was really going on. I do know that Jimi Hendrix did play in Bologna in 1968, but this didn’t seem like a tribute to him. Anyone out there know anything about Hey Joe-Bologna?

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5 thoughts on “A Blast From The Past

  1. It wasn’t a Hendrix thing Janie, but apparently an annual concert to support a charity established by a Franciscan father, Padre Marella. All the artists are enthusiastic volunteers I just read. The charity must do lots of good work. Piazza Maggiore is beautiful don’t you think? Hope this helps… Jxx

  2. Don’t know a darn thing about it, but sure looks like a lot of fun!

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