SANATOGA PA – On a concrete dance pad that juts out from the base of the bandstand at Sanatoga Park, there seemed to be so many shuffling feet Sunday evening (July 9, 2017) that at times the ground appeared ready to buckle beneath them.
OK, so that’s an exaggeration. But it’s true that more people rose to boogie the night away (at top) – cheek-by-cheek during slow, romantic tunes; and hip-swaying, jumping, and shouting during almost everything else – than have been seen for a long time during the Lower Pottsgrove Summer Concert Series.
The reason: Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods, a regional ’50s and ’60s rock-and-roll band with a big following. A substantial crowd filled the hill of the amphitheater on South Sanatoga Road to see and hear them, and listeners said they were delighted (below).
- Watch a video (above) of the band’s opening number, Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox,”or see it at The Post’s YouTube channel, here.
- The Post experimented Sunday with Facebook video for live broadcasts of two short (one 8 seconds long, here; a second of 27 seconds, here) and one lengthy (4 minutes and 59 seconds, here) segments of the show. An online audience of more than 240 people watched one or more during the two-hour performance. They’re available for you to view too; click on any link above.
Photo and videos by The Post Publications